Vijender meets HM over vacant Lokayukta post
Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded the Centre’s intervention in the appointment of <g data-gr-id="19">Lokyukta</g> and tabling of the recommendations of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission.
“The Home Minister has assured us to seek <g data-gr-id="20">report</g> from LG Najeeb Jung on the two issues, which have created <g data-gr-id="21">constitutional</g> crisis in Delhi,” said Gupta. “Singh concurred that appropriate steps must be taken to implement the two important long-pending issues,” added Gupta.
The delegation pointed out that non-appointment of Lokayukta is a threat to the Kejriwal government’s ambitious anti-corruption campaign. The position has been lying vacant from November 6, 2013, whereas the Constitution states that the post should not be kept vacant for more than six months.
“In the absence of a Lokayukta, there is no fear among corrupt government officials. The appointment of a Lokayukta will expose corrupt practices of over two dozen MLAs,” added Gupta.
The Fourth Delhi Finance Commission had recommended for more funds to MCDs which are ruled by BJP.