Kejriwal says despite Delhi elections will not oppose Union Budget
The model code of conduct is in place in Delhi as the state will vote on February 8th. As per the MCC, no new scheme can be introduced by the government as it could influence voters’ mindset.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he will not oppose the rolling out of the Union Budget. The budget is expected to get tabled on February 1. Delhi will vote on February 8 and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is already in place. The MCC bars the government from introducing or launching new schemes and policies as it could influence the voting choice of the voters.
Speaking to the media, Kejriwal said that many people were asking him to put pressure on the Central government and approach the Election Commission to stop the introduction of the Union Budget seven days ahead of the polling in Delhi.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party convenor said that the Union Budget shouldn’t be postponed. “We believe politics should be kept out of Delhi’s development and budget should come on 1st February and it should be beneficial for Delhi,” Kejriwal said.
Addressing the media, he further added: “Budget should not be postponed. We want the central government to announce as much as funds for the development of Delhi.”
Kejriwal emphasised that he would rather want the Centre to come up with “as many pro-people schemes for Delhi as it can".