Jan Lokpal hits hurdle: Ashutosh calls Delhi Lt Guv Congress agent

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New Delhi, Feb 7: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) again chose a confrontation course on Friday when it called Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung a Congress agent.

AAP member Ashutosh, a former journalist who recently joined the party, questioned Jung's credentials, asking how a number of conversations held within the premises of the Lt Governor's office could get leaked.

He also alleged that a conspiracy was being hatched to disrupt the functioning of the AAP-led government, which came to power after putting up a good show in last year's Delhi assembly polls. It formed the government in Delhi with the backing of the Congress.

Ashutosh said the Lt Guv should work for people, not Congress

Ashutosh's statement came a day after the AAP-led government's plan to enact the Jan Lokpal Bill in a public venue next week hit a fresh hurdle with Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran asking for Jung's approval for the bill. He said it after Jung sought his opinion on the constitutionality of the Delhi government's proposal to enact the bill without getting the Centre's clearance. Parasaran reportedly said that it would be illegal if the bill is enacted without the consent.

The Solicitor General is believed to have told Jung that Lokpal and Lokayukta Act passed by the Centre last year is already in force and passing another Lokpal Bill in Delhi will be contradictory to the central legislation and will need a presidential assent.

Ashutosh criticised Jung, saying the former should work for the people of Delhi and not as an agent of the Congress.

The Congress hit back at Ashutosh over the remark, saying the Lt Governor is a respectable person and the AAP can not taint people as it wishes.

The BJP took a potshot at the Congress instead, saying it could not understand how the Congress continues to support the AAP despite the latter's defiance.

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