New Delhi: The AAP government on Friday decided to convene a two-day special session of Delhi Assembly next week to discuss various issues including lack of cleanliness, accusing the BJP-controlled civic bodies of turning the city into a "garbage bin" due to their "lax functioning".
The special session will begin on June 9.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat.
"Delhi Assembly session next week to discuss how BJP's MCD has made whole of Delhi into a garbage bin due to its corruption and mismanagement (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.
Del Assembly session next week to discuss how BJP's MCD has made whole of Del into a garbage bin due to its corruption n mismanagement(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 3, 2016
The Chief Minister claimed his government has done a "commendable job" in preventing outbreak of dengue in the national capital and said the BJP-led municipal corporations of East, North and South Delhi need to "improve their functioning".
The move comes at a time when the Aam Aadmi Party is gearing up for elections to the three civic bodies -- East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation -- to be held next year.
In the recent bypoll to 13 wards, AAP made a debut by winning five seats, while Congress managed to win five seats and BJP three.
During the two-day session, Speaker of Delhi Assembly Ram Niwas Goel may administrate oath of office to AAP MLA Rakhi Birla as Deputy Speaker of the House.
AAP has formalised her name as successor to Bandana Kumari who resigned on Saturday.