P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
The proposed amendments to the GNCTD Act that applies to Delhi are retrograde, anti-democratic and an insult to the people of Delhi.
The demand is for enlarged legislative powers to Delhi and the will of the people.
On the contrary, the proposed amendments will make the Delhi government less than a municipality and rob the people of any kind of representative government.
Under the proposed amendments, the LG appointed by the central government will become a Viceroy exercising all powers according to the wishes of his master.
The people must resist the amendments. The Opposition must vote against the amendments.