Will go to any extent for Jan Lokpal Bill, warns Arvind Kejriwal

Stage set for another face-off with Centre; Anna Hazare asked to unveil Jan Lokpal Bill, but yet to decide.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 9, 2014 8:51 am
Kejriwal says the Congress and BJP will never allow passage of the bill since they are the culprits. Arvind Kejriwal says the Congress and BJP will not let the Lokpall bill pass because they will be exposed. (PTI)

In what could be an indication of further confrontation between the Delhi and central governments, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that he would go “to any extent” to ensure the passage of the AAP government’s Jan Lokpal Bill.

AAP sources said the party was willing to “push the boundaries” to ensure the Bill is passed, including staging another protest. “We will go to the streets if need be and seek support of the people in our fight for the Lokpal,” said party leader Gopal Rai. The party also tried to rope in the support of social activist Anna Hazare as Kejriwal met him at Maharashtra Sadan late on Saturday night and handed him a draft of his government’s Jan Lokpal Bill.

Earlier in the day, speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange, Hazare  disclosed that Kejriwal had asked him to unveil the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, but he had not made a commitment yet. “I do not know what the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill has, I have not seen it. Yesterday, Arvind called saying he wants me to unveil the Bill. I said I don’t know where I will be on February 16, and I don’t know what is in the Bill. Once I see it, I will decide,” said Hazare.

The Congress, which backs the minority government from outside, has said it won’t support any Bill that is unconstitutional.
Last week, the AAP government even wrote to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), requesting the withdrawal of a rule that makes it mandatory to take the ministry’s approval to pass Bills in the Delhi Assembly. “The Delhi cabinet, after approving the Bill last week, also passed a resolution that the central government order was unconstitutional,” said a Delhi government official.
Confirming this, Kejriwal told PTI on Saturday, “We have written to the Home Minister to withdraw the (2002) order which directs the Delhi government to take approval of the ministry before passage of any Bill in the Assembly…That was only an order… which is completely against the Constitution. How can an order by the home ministry curtail the law-making powers of the  Delhi Assembly? It is a very serious issue…I have taken oath of the Constitution and not the home ministry’s order. I will uphold the Constitution.”

According to Kejriwal, the Congress and BJP do not want a strong Jan Lokpal. “They (Congress) realise that if there is a strong Lokpal then many of them will get into trouble. For seven years, the BJP is in power in the MCD, and they may also get into trouble. If the Bill is passed, all the CWG cases will go to the Lokpal,” he said.

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    Abhishek
    Feb 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm
    P karo Jan Lokpal
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      Abhishek
      Feb 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm
      P karo Jan Lokpal
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        AJIT SINGH
        Feb 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm
        IT IS VERY DIFFICULT PATH TO ERADICATE CORRUPTION, BUT SURE SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO GO THIS WAY.. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN FUTURE.
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          AJIT SINGH
          Feb 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm
          IT IS VERY DIFFICULT PATH TO ERADICATE CORRUPTION, BUT SURE SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO GO THIS WAY.. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN FUTURE.
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            ajit
            Feb 9, 2014 at 5:45 am
            HERE IS MY SPAMMED COMMENT ON TIMES OF INDIA#####################SUBJECT : World War I, the India story retold .######################ALL LIES !Chitpavan JEW Gopal Krishna Gokhale was used by the owner ofBritish East Indian Company JEW Rothschild to import hi from SouthAfrica .hi’s job was to recruit Indian soldiers , and ensuretheir loyalty to Britain , after they are trained and armed .He was also to sit on the drivers seat of the Indian freedomstruggle , as an agent of Rothschild .THE QUEEN NEVER RULED INDIA - A JEW ROTHSCHILD WHO OWNED BRITISH EAST INDIASHIPPING COMPANY RULED INDIA .The principle of Ahimsa or non-violence was to be used onlyagainst the white christen invader, NOT against the Germans .The state of Israel was to be carved for German JewRothschild .13.83 lakh Indian soldiers were recruited by ILLUMINATIhi for world war 1 — out of which 1.11 LAKH INDIAN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED ANDAN EQUAL AMOUNT WOUNDED SEVERELY the second world war hi recruited 25 lakh Indiansoldiers ( the British recruited loyal to Rothschild Sikhs ) and 2.43 lakh Indian soldiers were killed anda greater number was wounded .Punch into Google search -MAHATMA HI , RE-WRITING INDIAN HISTORY VADAKAYIL .and ---THE DIABOLICAL BRAIN WASHING PROCESS OF MAHATMA HIVADAKAYIL .After Israel was created and hi turned against Britainafter world war 2, he was eliminated using another Chitpavan JEW NaturamGodse dian National Congress was a stooge organization ofBritain, only to create the right noises. Bose found this out and he wanted action- NOTwords .Naïve Indians wake up !The Indian media is still controlled by Rothschild .Capt ajit vadakayil…
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              ajit
              Feb 9, 2014 at 5:45 am
              HERE IS MY SPAMMED COMMENT ON TIMES OF INDIA#####################SUBJECT : World War I, the India story retold .######################ALL LIES !Chitpavan JEW Gopal Krishna Gokhale was used by the owner ofBritish East Indian Company JEW Rothschild to import hi from SouthAfrica .hi’s job was to recruit Indian soldiers , and ensuretheir loyalty to Britain , after they are trained and armed .He was also to sit on the drivers seat of the Indian freedomstruggle , as an agent of Rothschild .THE QUEEN NEVER RULED INDIA - A JEW ROTHSCHILD WHO OWNED BRITISH EAST INDIASHIPPING COMPANY RULED INDIA .The principle of Ahimsa or non-violence was to be used onlyagainst the white christen invader, NOT against the Germans .The state of Israel was to be carved for German JewRothschild .13.83 lakh Indian soldiers were recruited by ILLUMINATIhi for world war 1 — out of which 1.11 LAKH INDIAN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED ANDAN EQUAL AMOUNT WOUNDED SEVERELY the second world war hi recruited 25 lakh Indiansoldiers ( the British recruited loyal to Rothschild Sikhs ) and 2.43 lakh Indian soldiers were killed anda greater number was wounded .Punch into Google search -MAHATMA HI , RE-WRITING INDIAN HISTORY VADAKAYIL .and ---THE DIABOLICAL BRAIN WASHING PROCESS OF MAHATMA HIVADAKAYIL .After Israel was created and hi turned against Britainafter world war 2, he was eliminated using another Chitpavan JEW NaturamGodse dian National Congress was a stooge organization ofBritain, only to create the right noises. Bose found this out and he wanted action- NOTwords .Naïve Indians wake up !The Indian media is still controlled by Rothschild .Capt ajit vadakayil…
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                Anand Sudan
                Feb 9, 2014 at 8:40 am
                Arvindji, once you are a head of govt. you should respect consution, follow rules, insutions , systems etc. One who is driving a car should follow the rules of roads, failing which there should be chaos on road and may lead to accidents. In the same way the person who is on the driver'seat of govt fail to observe rules and procedures and violates systems ,there would be chaos in society. That was what people in delhi has seen some days before and probably going to be seen in the coming days, if the same atude continues.
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                  Anand Sudan
                  Feb 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm
                  kejriwal has come to power through democratic process and swearing in consution, so he should adhere to the law, consution and follow the system. His defiant belligerent stand and intolerance to criticism will not go well with the people and it will lead to lose of his credibility . His style of abusing all who do not agree with his point of is undemocratic. In fact right to dissent is the essence of democracy
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                    Anil Pathak
                    Feb 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm
                    Seems Kej knows A to Z of corruption, that is why he is so crazy about his Lokpal.
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                      Anil Pathak
                      Feb 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm
                      Seems Kej knows A to Z of corruption, that is why he is so crazy about his Lokpal.
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                        Bolefatafat
                        Feb 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm
                        AAP has been voted by Delhiites to give them a good governance!Once anointed with power,the AAP Govt. gets 'obliged'to solve the "immediate"and"proximate problems faced by Delhiites" and not the promises made in their manifesto!AAP's preference for eradication of Corruption is laudable indeed! But it must also be realised that it cannot be achieved by just ping the most draconian law against it!Further,when already there is a Lokayukta Act in force and Parliament has quite recently enacted a Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, where is the need for a new Act?Pragmatism demands that the existing Act be reinforeced to be more effective and quite useful! The fixation of Kejriwal to his pet Janlokpal bill and bravado declaration to go to any extent for it devalues his claim to serve the people!
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                          Bolefatafat
                          Feb 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm
                          AAP has been voted by Delhiites to give them a good governance!Once anointed with power,the AAP Govt. gets 'obliged'to solve the "immediate"and"proximate problems faced by Delhiites" and not the promises made in their manifesto!AAP's preference for eradication of Corruption is laudable indeed! But it must also be realised that it cannot be achieved by just ping the most draconian law against it!Further,when already there is a Lokayukta Act in force and Parliament has quite recently enacted a Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, where is the need for a new Act?Pragmatism demands that the existing Act be reinforeced to be more effective and quite useful! The fixation of Kejriwal to his pet Janlokpal bill and bravado declaration to go to any extent for it devalues his claim to serve the people!
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                            G.Kashinath
                            Feb 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm
                            AK and AAP are the only hope of the nation.
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                              G.Kashinath
                              Feb 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm
                              AK and AAP are the only hope of the nation.
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                                Mahi Kumari
                                Feb 9, 2014 at 8:34 am
                                Hope Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal does not go on a dharna again for this. there should be no objection if LG is seeking advice from whoever regarding what is the consutional status regarding ping of any bill by the state govt. I dont think any conspiracy of congress party which AAP is saying.
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                                  Mahi Kumari
                                  Feb 9, 2014 at 8:34 am
                                  Hope Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal does not go on a dharna again for this. there should be no objection if LG is seeking advice from whoever regarding what is the consutional status regarding ping of any bill by the state govt. I dont think any conspiracy of congress party which AAP is saying.
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                                    Komal Tanwar
                                    Feb 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm
                                    Arvind Kejriwal is acting very immature. Handling anything in an aggressive manner, and arrogantly does not make a good politician. He must not be confronting the legal system as well as the executive at the same time. His hubris will be his end if he continues behaving in this manner. People of the state and country are watching him and disapprove of his ways of governance.
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                                      Komal Tanwar
                                      Feb 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm
                                      Arvind Kejriwal is acting very immature. Handling anything in an aggressive manner, and arrogantly does not make a good politician. He must not be confronting the legal system as well as the executive at the same time. His hubris will be his end if he continues behaving in this manner. People of the state and country are watching him and disapprove of his ways of governance.
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                                        Komal Tanwar
                                        Feb 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm
                                        To what extent Arvind Kejriwal must clarify. Will he defy the system, will he go against the Judiciary, will he overlook the executive and the legislature or will he again sit on a dharna or this time fast unto death?
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                                          Komal Tanwar
                                          Feb 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm
                                          To what extent Arvind Kejriwal must clarify. Will he defy the system, will he go against the Judiciary, will he overlook the executive and the legislature or will he again sit on a dharna or this time fast unto death?
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                                            K
                                            Feb 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm
                                            Kudoas to Kejriwal for the lucidity and logic with which he has exposed those attempting to thwart enactment of a powerful Janlokpal Bill by the Delhi government, which would undoubted;y shame the Lokpal enacted by the Centre in the rare display of comradeship between Congress and BJP. These parties could easily prevent JanLokpal's enactment by opposing it in Delhi embly or by even withdrawing support to AAP's government. But, that would have exposed them in the eyes of the people.
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