Congress MLA charges Kejriwal with belittling democratic process

New Delhi, Nov 15 : Congress spokesperson and Delhi legislator Mukesh Sharma Friday accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal of insulting the constitution and lowering the dignity of legislative institutions.

He also demanded an emergency meeting of the House, that would summon the AAP candidate or issue a warrant to him.

Candidate from the Uttam Nagar assembly constituency, Mukesh Sharma came down heavily on Kejriwal for his statement that the assembly session would be held at Ramlila Grounds Dec 29 in the presence of a large number of people to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Sharma said organising assembly sessions at open spaces constituted a grave and serious offence.

He requested the speaker of the Delhi assembly to take appropriate action in the matter so that no one is allowed to make a mockery of "the temple of our democracy".

The Congress candidate said Kejriwal was out to destroy all democratic principles and had initiated a disinformation campaign about his intention to hold the assembly session at Ramlila Grounds.

Kejriwal had trivialised the process of law making and was responsible for belittling, lowering and ridiculing the dignity, prestige and majesty of legislative institutions in general and the assembly of Delhi in particular, the Congressman said.

"Kejriwal has no faith in democratic values as he is behaving like an authoritarian (leader). The AAP leader has developed the habit of fooling people. He is aware that Jan Lokpal can only be passed by the union government but even so he is raking up the issue at the state level," Sharma said.

Sharma has given a notice dated Nov 14 under Rule 66 of the Rules of Procedure of Business In the Legislative Assembly of Delhi for breach of privilege and contempt of the House.

He has also called for the disposal of the issue by the House in its emergent special meeting under Rule 71.

--IANS (Posted on 15-11-2013)

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