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AAP adoption of recommendations of 5th Finance Commission will cripple local bodies: Gupta

PTI new delhi India
Updated: 04-01-2019 00:00 IST

BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta Thursday charged the ruling AAP of defrauding people through adoption of the 5th Finance Commission recommendations by the House, saying it will "cripple" local bodies.

It is a "conspiracy to starve" the MCDs of fund so that their functioning is totally paralysed, he said.

"The government said in the House that the funds have been increased from 10.5% to 12.5%. It is totally fallacious. The fact is that the funds have been reduced from 17 percent to 12.5%. It will cripple the local bodies," Gupta said.

He said the Delhi government has rejected as many as 29 recommendations which were "favourable" to local bodies and could have turned around their finances.

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