Ajay Maken pins down AAP on vacant Lokayukta seat
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Friday questioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his government's inability to fill the post of Lokayukta, lying vacant since 2013.
The Delhi government by filling the Lokayukta position could have probed various alleged irregularities, including the appointment of 21 Parliamentary Secretaries and charges of fake degrees against certain AAP MLAs, said Maken. He said his party would file complaints with the Lokayukta's office against 30 AAP legislators, including Kejriwal and the 21 Parliamentary Secretaries.
Stating that the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries was against the laid down procedures, Maken wondered why the AAP government –which came to power on the promise of Lokpal – was yet to appoint a Lokayukta.
The post has been lying vacant since the retirement of Manmohan Sarin in 2013. "The post of <g data-gr-id="15">Lokyukta</g> is vacant since the Congress government demitted office in Delhi, due to which citizens have become mere spectators of the wrongdoings of the AAP government," Maken said. He accused Kejriwal of "constantly shielding" the six AAP MLAs having fake degrees. "We will file petitions in the Lokayukta office on Monday and demand action against 30 AAP MLAs including Kejriwal," Maken said.