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    Black day in history of India's democracy: Kejriwal after Rajya Sabha passes Delhi services bill

    Nidhi Khurana
    August7/ 2023
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    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal declared Monday a "black day" for India's democracy after the Rajya Sabha passed the Delhi Services Bill, accusing the BJP-led Union government of seeking to "usurp" power through the backdoor.

    The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party said the measure was a "insult" to people's right to vote in Delhi, accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of betraying the city's residents.

    On Monday, the Rajya Sabha voted 131 in support to 102 against a contentious bill that would grant the Central government control over officials in the Delhi administration.—Inputs from Agencies