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LG drunk on power, says Delhi Assembly Speaker

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Assembly on Thursday said a letter seeking details of communication over "reserved subjects" was not replied to by Baijal and asserted the latter is "drunk on power".

Goel said no reply was received in response to a March 27 letter from his office to the office of

"It is highly condemnable that he did not found it fit to reply to a constitutional functionary. He is drunk on power," Goel said at a press conference.

The letter from Assembly was sent to the office of seeking copies of communication over "reserved subjects" between the and

Last month, the had advised the Lt. Governor's office to communicate to the that he should not admit questions related to reserved subjects such as public order, police, services and land.

The answers related to these subjects were denied to the Assembly by the concerned department in its budget session.

"is protecting the officials. Why cannot MLAs ask questions over Police and Development Authority (DDA) that concern the interests of the people who have voted for them," Goel said.

He said that legal opinion will be sought for a future course of action in this regard.

"We will also pressurise the officers to provide information on the questions asked by the MLAs. We will also take legal opinion on it."

The also said that the budget session of assembly was disturbed by the opposition members.

"They were given much more time than allotted to them but still they disturbed the House and many important subjects could not be taken. Also, the sitting of House was delayed due to lack of quorum as the ruling party MLAs were not present in required numbers," he said.

The (AAP) has 66 MLAs in the House.

The budget session of Assembly that lasted 16 days was the longest in past 23 years. Earlier, it had lasted 21 days in 1994 and 18 days in 1995.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 00:50 IST
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