Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:59:14 GMT

Political motive behind MCD trifurcation, says mayor

New Delhi: Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi Wednesday described the central government's nod to trifurcate the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) as a move dictated by "political consideration".

Political motive behind MCD trifurcation, says mayor

"The approval of the split of the MCD into three parts has been done out of political consideration," Abbi, a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party councillor, told IANS.

The mayor also said that her recent meeting with Home Minister P. Chidambaram did not yield much.

"In the meeting, I had tried to infuse some sense but that did not work out and the meeting was an eyewash," Abbi added.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit of the Congress told reporters here that the home minister had signed the file and given his nod to split the civic agency into three parts.

Dikshit said the step will help improve functioning of the civic agency which looks after 95 percent area of the city.

The state cabinet had in June cleared a bill envisaging the division of the civic agency, by amending the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957.

Source: IANS

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