Jan Lokpal: Kejriwal writes to Delhi L-G
Amid the ongoing tussle over the passing of the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and said he should not protect the interest of any particular party or even the Home Ministry.
"Now, you have to decide whether you are going to stand up to the pressure or not.You are a genuine person. I am like your son. Yet, I will like to give you a small suggestion. You had taken an oath to protect the Constitution and not the interest of any party or the Home Ministry," Kejriwal said in his letter.
The 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.
(Posted on 07-02-2014)