AAP's Jan Lokpal unconstitutional: SG
Posted on Feb 07 2014 | IBNS
New Delhi, Feb 7 : The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi faced a major hurdle in passing its much publicized anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill with Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran calling it 'unconstitutional' till the Lieutenant Governor's approval is obtained to pass the same, according to media reports.
Parasaran gave his opinion to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung after he sought his advice on the constitutionality of the Bill being brought by the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government.
While Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said nothing unconstitutional should be done if the Solicitor General has said so, AAP reacted sharply.
"The Lieutenant Governor is meant to look after the interests of the people of Delhi, not work as an agent of the Congress," AAP's Ashutosh was quoted in media.
He also tweeted about the leaking of the communication between the Lieutenant Governor and the Solicitor General.
"This is not the first time that a confidential communication with delhi Lg Jung is leaked !! Is his office involved in leak !!!
"How and why confidential letter between LG Jung and solicitor General was leaked ?? Who has leaked ?? It should be investigated ???" tweeted Ashutosh.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of Delhi had said earlier that it will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill on Feb 16.