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AAP MLAs disqualification: Sisodia says will fight case in court

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said AAP is confident of winning a legal battle against the disqualification of 20 MLAs for holding offices of profit.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is confident of winning a legal battle against the disqualification of 20 MLAs for holding offices of profit as political secretaries and is hoping there will be no need for bypolls in Delhi, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.

Reposing faith in the judiciary, Sisodia said that the Centre’s notification on Sunday — which brings down the AAP’s strength from 66 to 46 in the 70-member Delhi assembly — “would not stand in the court even for two minutes”.

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Water tariff increased by 20% for residents of Delhi

The Delhi Jal Board on Tuesday hiked water tariff by 20% for residents using more than 20,000 litres a month. The revised tariff will come into effect from February 1 next year.

At present, domestic users consuming between 20,000 and 30,000 litres of water a month pay a service charge of ₹219.62 and a volumetric charge of ₹21.97 for each 1,000 litres. The 20% hike is on the volumetric charge, which will be ₹26.36 from February. Those using more than 30,000 litres a month are paying ₹292.82 as service charge and ₹36.61 per 1,000 litres. This now becomes ₹43.93 for a kilolitre.

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Implement the odd-even formula to reduce air pollution in the national capital.

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked the Delhi government on Wednesday to tell it within 24 hours if it would enforce the odd-even car rationing system with or without exemptions should the city’s air quality dip to severe again.

The tribunal’s order follows the government’s assurance to implement the odd-even formula to reduce air pollution in the national capital.

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Income-tax department has issued a 30 crore notice to the Aam Aadmi party

The income-tax department has issued a ~30-crore notice to the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) for allegedly violating norms on collecting donations, including “hawala entries” worth ~2 crore.

The order for tax assessment issued on November 23 sought the party’s explanation by December 7, saying it “incorrectly disclosed hawala money as voluntary donations”. The AAP said the order was “bogus” and accused the “people who run the country” of muzzling the voice of Delhi’s ruling party. The reference was to the BJP government at the Centre, with whom the AAP has a running dispute over administrative control of Delhi.

The I-T department declared all donations to the AAP in 2014-2015 as illegal, revoking tax exemptions given to it as a party.

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