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New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday passed the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to unify three civic bodies in the national capital.
The Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the bill through a voice vote after negating all the amendments sought by the opposition, including a motion to send the proposed legislation to a select committee.
The demand for the division of votes on an amendment moved by Sanjay Singh of the AAP was rejected by deputy chairman Harivansh, who said it was moved after the stipulated time.
“This bill is as per the Constitution. The central government has powers to enact laws in the Union Territory of Delhi… This bill is from no angle an attack on the federal structure,” Union home minister Amit Shah said.
Delhi is only a union territory and not a full state, he said, adding that parliament has competence to frame laws for Delhi.
According to the Bill, passed by Lok Sabha last week, the unification of the municipal corporations will ensure synergised and strategic planning and optimal utilisation of resources.