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Former Additional Solicitor General KN Bhatt said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal didn’t consult him on the Jan Lokpal Bill

By on February 8, 2014

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there was nothing unconstitutional in the Lokpal Bill. He further said there is no where written in the Constitution that the bill needs sanction from the Centre. Kejriwal said that AAP will introduce the Bill in the Delhi Assembly on February 13 and expected to pass the Bill on February 16. Kejriwal can go to any extent to pass Lokpal bill in the capital.

Kejriwal raised questions: Why Lt Governor consulted the solicitor general of India.? As the draft was sent on LG office on Thursday, then on which Bill did he seek the opinion of the Solicitor-General.? Why LG have not discussed the matter with me and I would have cleared his doubts.? Why Solicitor General’s opinion was leaked to the media.?

In a letter to LG Jung, CM Kejriwal said “I know you [LG Jung] are under tremendous pressure from the Congress and the Union home ministry. I know they will pressure you so that the Bill is not tabled in the Assembly because they know that if the Bill is passed, then many among them will go to jail. They (Congress), through your office, would resort to selective leaks to defame me and my government. Now it is for you to decide whether you will be able to stand up to the pressure or not. You are a genuine person. But I humbly want to suggest to you that you had taken an oath to protect the Constitution and not the interest of any party or the Home Ministry.”

Though Arvind Kejriwal said he had consulted lawyers Mukul Mudgal, K N Bhat, P V Kapur and Pinaki Mishra on whether Lokpal bill needs sanction from the Centre, Former Additional Solicitor General KN Bhatt on Saturday said that he had not advised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the Jan Lokpal Bill, but on a different matter.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday promised auto drivers for revision on annual fare, and GPS installation at very affordable price. A training will be conducted for auto drivers on how to behave with their customers.

In a press conference held at Burari in North Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said that the auto fares depends on inflation. If inflation increases, auto fares would be hiked, and If inflation declines, auto fares would be reduced. I promise auto drivers to revise annual fares. Going to their house after work at night, auto drivers can place a “No Service” plate in front of their vehicle so that auto drivers don’t deserve a fine for refusing passengers. I request auto drivers, please do not misbehave and overcharge the passengers. Our party will approach the court to ensure that autos from Delhi can run across the NCR. A complaint number will be provided to auto drivers, if the police ask for bribes. If their autos already have a meter, auto drivers will need to pay just Rs. 4,000-5,000 for GPS installation.

[With PTI Inputs]

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