New Delhi: The ongoing debate on splitting the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) into three parts refuses to cool down. In a special meeting convened on Friday to discuss the issue, many councilors voiced their anger and frustration on the MCD split while many were compelled to witness the uproar as silent spectators.

Amid much chaos, former Mayor and Congress councilor Farhad Suri said, “There are 1.5 lakh employees in the MCD. After the split, all will be in a hurry to get transferred to their favourable locations.”

Expressing his concern on the consequences of the split, he said, “After the division, if one body slashes the property tax for ‘A’ category on its own discretion, there will be different taxes for similar properties in the capital.”

He said that in spite of all such repercussions, if the government is still willing to divide the MCD, it must do so according to the 74th amendment of the Constitution. 

Supporting his claims, leader of the Opposition Jai Kishan Sharma said, “The division of the MCD is against the law and the people.”

Leader of the House, Subhash Arya said, “The rights provided to the MCD by the Constitution which rests with the Home Ministry should not be handed over to the government of Delhi.”

(JPN/Bureau)