Debates surrounding the Delhi services Bill took over proceedings of the Rajya Sabha on Monday, defending which, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that it does not violate any judgment passed by the Supreme Court.
Replying to the debate on the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Shah asserted that several parties were objecting to the Bill as it aims to bring in “effective and corruption-free governance in the national capital”.
In a jibe against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, Shah said, “Delhi was governed by BJP, and Congress before 2015. But there was never a confrontation with the Centre. The Bill was is not to usurp powers of the Delhi government, but to stop encroachment on Centre’s rights by it.”
He also alleged that the AAP government transferred officers in the vigilance dept to shield itself from the probe being done by the agency in the liquor scam. “So much haste was shown concerning the vigilance department by Delhi government because it had files related to ‘excise policy scam’ and ‘sheesh-mahal’,” Shah said.
He also stepped up his attack at the Congress, saying that it was opposing the Bill just to appease AAP.