Delhi: Lt Guv advises Speaker not to table Jan Lokpal Bill

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Delhi: Lt Guv against tabling of bill
New Delhi, Feb 14: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday advised assembly speaker MS Dhir not to allow tabling of the Janlokpal Bill by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government, which has remained adamant to pass the bill despite all objections.

In a letter to Dhir, Jung said the government of Arvind Kejriwal did not go through the given procedures to get approval for tabling the bill and the former, as a custodian of the house, should be watchful while dealing with the controversial issue.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday night reiterated that he would quit if the proposed legislation of his pet anti-corruption project was defeated by the Congress and BJP. Kejriwal said they would table the bill and if it is still opposed, he would resign from the post.

CM Kejriwal said he would resign if the bill is not passed

Jung also told Dhir that tabling the bill without his concurrence would be unconstitutional even though Kejriwal said that there was no requirement to get any prior approval of either the Centre or the Lieutenant Governoe to introduce the bill.

The Congress and BJP said that the bill needs to be cleared under the Transaction of Business Rules (TBR), 2002. Under this, it is mandatory that the Lieutenant Governor refers every legislative proposal to the Centre.

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