Committed towards Janlokpal Bill, full statehood: Jung

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, Feb 24: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Tuesday said the government was committed to bring the Janlokpal Bill as well as ensure that Delhi gets full statehood status.

Addressing the new legislative assembly on the second day of the two-day session, Jung said: "We will make every effort to establish the Janlokpal in Delhi to ensure a time-bound investigation in corruption cases."

Najeeb Jung

"My government will dismantle the barriers that have come up between the elected and the electors and shall endeavour to be transparent, participative and interactive," he added.

Jung further said it was the intention of the government to "push for full statehood for Delhi, which has been a long-standing demand of the people of Delhi".

"The provision of critical public services such as law and order and low-cost housing would happen more smoothly if Delhi were accorded autonomy as a full-fledged state with greater control over these aspects," Jung said.

Talking about the important issue of women's safety in Delhi, Jung said the new government shall be "unwavering" in its commitment to ensuring that Delhi remains a state where women feel "as much at home and at ease as men" in pursuing their livelihood.

"My government will not let any fund crunch come in the way of putting in place safety and security measures for women. To ensure speedy justice, my government will create fast-track courts dedicated to handling cases of sexual assault and other crimes against women," he said.


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