New Delhi: The Budget session of Delhi assembly, which will begin on Wednesday, is likely to see huge pandemonium over safety of women, hike in power and water tariff and delay in regularization of unauthorized colonies.

Leader of Opposition VK Malhotra said BJP will try to corner the government on law and order situation and "failure" of the transport department to regulate public transport in the city even after massive public outrage in the wake of the December 16 gang rape.

Malhotra said despite public protests following the incident, Delhi government has done nothing to regulate public transport so that women can travel safely in the city.

He said the party will also "forcefully" raise a host of issues including rising power and water tariff, delay in regularization of unauthorized colonies, alleged corruption in various government departments, increasing prices of essential commodities and pitiable conditions of roads across the city.

The party has decided to attack the government for its "failure" to make Yamuna pollution-free in spite of spending over Rs 3,500 crore in the last few years.

The Congress, however, said it was ready to confront the opposition and they should not be shying away from participating in the discussions.

"We are ready to discuss any issue in the House. We will be happy if BJP participate in the discussions. They are not interested in welfare of people of Delhi and always resort to theatrics on each and every issue," said Mukesh Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Dikshit, who is also holding the portfolio of finance department, will present the Budget for the year 2013-14 on March 20.

Addressing a press conference, Speaker of the Assembly Yoganand Shastri on Tuesday said notices for a total of 844 questions have been received by the assembly secretariat from the MLAs so far.

Shastri said government will present a number of bills including "The Delhi Water Board (Amendment) Bill, 2013" in the House.

(Agencies)

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