The Congress Thursday claimed that the “purpose of the India Against Corruption movement had been defeated” by the “dilution” of the Janlokpal Bill by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party. Delhi unit president Ajay Maken said that the draft Bill, tabled by the government Monday, “shows Kejriwal’s intentions as a strong Lokpal would be punishing to […]
He said that some matters, which are subjects under the Central government, may be too small to be pursued by the Central Lokpal.
He added that neither the BJP-led Centre nor the AAP-led Delhi government had taken any steps to check the price rise of pulses and vegetables.
The Congress party is doing away with the block-level organisation system and planning to appoint senior leaders, including former ministers, as ‘observers’ throughout the capital.
Maken warned that if a notification on implementing the Street Vendors Act in the capital was not issued within two weeks, the Congress would sit on a dharna and hold agitations outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
For the party, the issue is one of great significance as it would provide a nucleus for its attempts to regain its lost position in the capital ahead of the 2017 municipal elections.
Plea filed by Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken politically motivated: AAP govt
In his plea, Maken claims that the AAP ad campaign — comprising radio, TV and print ads — violates the Governmental Advertising (Content Regulation) Guidelines, 2014, set by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court asked Congress leader Ajay Maken to approach Delhi High Court with his petition against radio and television advertisements by the Delhi government.
The Congress said the chargesheet and documents attached “tell their own story of a shoddy cover-up job to cover the tracks of Chief Minister.”
Ajay Maken claimed that the DPCC has collected “substantial evidence” against several MLAs of the AAP, who have “misled” the electorate about their educational qualifications.
According to a senior government official, to connect with people of Delhi, government has released a 70-second long advertisement which is being played on FM radio channels.
Latching on to the arrest of former Delhi Minister Jitender Tomar, Congress demanded that Centre should also be pro-active in cases related to Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Ram Shankar Katheria.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken appealed to workers to strengthen the party to “fight the divisive forces”.
In 2009, CBI had named Jagdish Tytler and businessman Abhishek Verma in a charge sheet for allegedly sending a forged letter to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.