As Janlokpal bill hits the wall, will Arvind Kejriwal resign today?

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Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 13: Failing to get his pet Janlokpal Bill past the Centre's hurdle, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may resign on Thursday in protest, according to reports.

The Union Law Ministry on Wednesday said the Delhi government would have to receive the Centre's prior approval before tabling the anti-corruption bill. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) plan of passing its Janlokpal Bill has hit a wall with legal objections being raised at various quarters.

On Sunday, Kejriwal had threatened that he would go to any extreme for the bill's interest, even if that meant resigning from the post of chief minister.

On Sunday, Kejriwal said he would go to any extent for the bill

Sources in the AAP said the government would introduce the Janlokpal Bill in the assembly on Thursday and seek support of the BJP and Congress. The two national parties, however, believed that the AAP-led government would violate the constitution by not taking consent of the Lieutenant Governor and the Centre before introducing the bill in the House.

The Congress, which is supporting the AAP in the government, said the chief minister is gradually going to a point of no return by sticking to his position of passing the bill without getting consent from the Centre.

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