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Congress takes dig at NDA govt over delay in Lokpal Act

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that while the PM talks about corruption, he has done nothing on his promise to enforce the Lokpal Act.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, lokpal bill, Congress, NDA govt, Lokpal Act, Lokpal bill, PM Modi, Narendra Modi, BJP, appointing Lokpal process, Lokpal Act Abhishek Singhvi, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi lokpal bill, AAP government Delhi, india news, latest news Abhishek Manu Singhvi also took a dig at Arvind Kejriwal, saying his criticism of the Centre was “equally applicable” to the AAP government in Delhi.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP identifying a corruption-free government as one of the major achievements in the first two years of NDA government at the Centre, the Congress on Monday questioned the delay in appointing a Lokpal and enforcing the Lokpal Act more than two years after the legislation was passed.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that while the PM talks about corruption, he has done nothing on his promise to enforce the Lokpal Act.

“The government is constantly patting itself on the back for its anti-corruption campaign and (ministers are) trying to wear anti-corruption morality on their sleeve,” the Congress leader said. “The principal weapon in this anti-corruption armoury was intended to be the Lokpal, which we had pushed very hard… This government has done everything possible to consign that into the recesses of memory, not mentioning it for two years.”

Singhvi also took a dig at Arvind Kejriwal, saying his criticism of the Centre was “equally applicable” to the AAP government in Delhi.

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First published on: 31-05-2016 at 02:23 IST
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