NEW DELHI: BJP leader Yogender Chandolia has written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, asking him to direct Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to call a special session of the Delhi Assembly to table the recommendations of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission which has been "pending from two years".
Chandolia, Leader of the House in BJP-ruled NDMC and former North Delhi Mayor, alleged that the corporation is suffering financially due to the treatment meted out by the Delhi government since 2007.
He also said that after the trifurcation of the erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) are "suffering" from shortage of revenues.
The Delhi government had then promised the corporations to "bear all liabilities" that would arise, but till date nothing has been done.
He alleged that the government at that time trifurcated the MCD without proper plan to score "political gains".
"Today after three years, all the three corporations are suffering from serious financial crunch," he said, adding that if Delhi government does not support the municipal corporations, the Delhi citizens would suffer.
Chandolia claimed the erstwhile Sheila Dikshit government had "knowingly" delayed tabling of the recommendations of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission and the incumbent government too did not show any interest in tabling its recommendations, he was quoted as saying in a statement by NDMC.
"On one hand Chief Minister of Delhi, through advertisements, is saying that his government has doubled the budget on education and health, and on the other hand he is not tabling the recommendations of the commission knowingly, so that the corporations become financially insolvent," he claimed.
He said that to improve the financial condition of corporations implementation of this commission's recommendations is necessary it would help corporations to disburse salaries to employees, old-age pensions in time and other development works to get completed.