Janlokpal Bill will be ignored!

February 13, 2015 15:08
Janlokpal Bill will be ignored!

Aam Aadmi Party's dominance in the Delhi Assembly will work only to some extent as the main powers of the state, rests with the Central government. The Janlokpal Bill in the AAP's agenda is the high priority issue that could widen the rift between state and Centre further. As we all know, AAP stepped down from the government in 2014 as the lokpal bill got deferred in the Assembly and this time, AAP has full majority to get an Assembly nod.

However, the Bill has to be approved by the Union government and it is not that easy for the Centre to accept the bill drafted by AAP.  The Delhi Janlokpal Bill wishes to probe officials working in public authorities like Delhi Police, DDA and all local bodies, the three MCDs and NDMC. This is may not be possible as all the above authorities will report to the Centre and will be possible only when Delhi gets separate statehood status.

Former Delhi Lokayukta Justice opined that AAP's Janlokpal Bill requires major and bold amendments in Central Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act and NCT Act, 1991 but the Centre may not be in favour of changing the laws as of now. However, the union home ministry is heard to have received a copy of AAP's Janlokpal Bill and the observation is underway. Nevertheless, Kejriwal wants to introduce the bill in the first session of Assembly itself. One of the AAP leader said, neither the party nor government will dilute the bill and keep the pressure on Union government to accept the AAP proposed lokpal bill.


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