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Four-day Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly from August 8

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Monsoon session of the Assembly will begin on August 8 and will continue for four days, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Kejriwal.

An official said the may again table its pending bills which were passed by the Assembly, but sent back by the Centre, citing that the dispensation had not taken consent of the Lt Governor.

"Bills passed by the Assembly in 2015 and pending final clearance are currently being reviewed by the Delhi Let's see how many of them will be tabled in the House," the official said.

Last week, Kejriwal had directed the department to submit a "way forward" roadmap on legislative bills which are awaiting clearance from the Centre.

Nine crucial bills, passed by the Delhi Assembly since the came to power in 2015, have been pending with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

These include Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2015, Minimum Wages Bill, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (Amendment) Bill 2015 and a bill to amend the Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Condition of Service) Act, among others.

The dispensation has been at loggerheads with the Centre and has repeatedly accused it of blocking key bills, thereby not letting the Delhi to function.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 19:22 IST