Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Cong warns AAP: Don’t introduce Bill without Centre okay

Congress leaders on their way to meet Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday. Congress leaders on their way to meet Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday.
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: February 8, 2014 12:18 am

After Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of towing the line of the Congress government at the Centre in order to stall the Jan Lokpal Bill, the AAP came in for criticism from all parties.

After a meeting with Lt-Governor Jung on Friday, the Delhi Congress unit said it will not allow the Jan Lokpal Bill to be tabled in the Delhi Assembly, unless the AAP government obtained the required approval the Centre, as mandated by the Constitution.  “Our objection is that the provisions of the Constitution regarding the obtaining of prior approval from the Centre and L-G are not being followed,” Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said.

AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed said,  “Nobody should use such language, especially when referring to someone who occupies a constitutional position.”  Leader of the opposition in the Delhi Assembly Harsh Vardhan said, “Kejriwal is spreading lawlessness and anarchy everywhere. With their eyes on the Lok Sabha Elections, the AAP members are not bothered about the oath that they had taken. Every day, they are coming up with some or the other proposal to mislead the electorate,” he said. JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal said he was disillusioned with the AAP. “By constantly drowning themselves in controversies, it seems the AAP wants the Congress and others to withdraw support , so that Kejriwal can contest Lok Sabha elections,” he said.

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