Cong threatens protest over Jan Lokpal
Delhi state Congress chief Ajay Maken on Monday warned of mass protest if the Jan Lokpal Bill was not passed in the Winter session of the Delhi assembly starting on November 18.
Maken slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for “delaying” the anti-graft bill or the Jan Lokpal Bill and skipping its tabling in the Assembly in the coming session.
“Your government has already lost six sessions of the Assembly to enact the much needed Jan Lokpal,” Maken said urging Kejriwal to “revisit” his decision to delay it further.
The AAP has a nearly full house in the Delhi Assembly — holding 67 of the 70 seats in the house.
Maken, a former union minister, said though six Assembly sessions have been held, there has been no discussion about the introduction of the bill.
“There was a reported move not to take up the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Winter session,” he added. Maken also said he has written to Kejriwal on the issue.