BJP out to stall Jan Lokpal Bill: AAP

BJP out to stall Jan Lokpal Bill: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the BJP is trying to impress Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to stall the Jan Lokpal Bill.

The party’s allegations came on a day when the BJP alleged that the AAP government didn’t seek Jung’s approval for tabling the bill in the current winter session.

“Some political parties in Delhi are now feeling threatened with the passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the cabinet. Leaders of BJP are specially feeling uncomfortable and fear that their wrong deeds in institutions like MCDs will be exposed and lot of people will be behind bars,” Delhi secretary Dilip Pandey said in new conference.

He said the BJP is trying to scuttle party’s efforts to table the anti-graft legislation by seeking LG’s intervention.

Undermining govt
“Whom are they trying to protect by stalling the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill? What is the relevance of BJP is trying to engage the LG to undermine an elected government which has all right to make law for the people of the State which it rules,” the AAP leader said.

“The ruckus created by BJP in the Vidhan Sabha and the continuous hindrance to stall the Jan Lokpal Bill is a sign of discomfort and fear of the BJP,” he added.

The AAP alleged that the BJP earlier tried to create an impression that it is in talks with the LG over passage of the anti-graft bill.

Pandey, who was scathing in his attack on the BJP, said, “There are many, many skeletons in the cupboards of BJP and Congress leaders. AAP government is resolved to bring every corrupt person to book. Some people seem to be afraid of it.”

Last year, AAP government’s 49-days stint in power ended over its failure to pass the anti-graft bill in the Delhi Assembly.

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