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Kejriwal tables Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly

Arvind Kejriwal

The AAP Government today tabled the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly amidst stiff protests from BJP and Congress members
Arvind Kejriwal New Delhi: Defying Lt Governor’s advice, the AAP Government today tabled the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly amidst stiff protests from BJP and Congress members triggering an uproar and forcing adjournment of the House.

Amidst chaos following opposition demands for voting on the LG’s advice to the Assembly against introduction of the Bill without following constitutional procedures, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got up to say he was tabling the Bill.

Trouble broke out immediately with BJP and Congress members opposing the government’s move and shouted slogans saying the government cannot violate the Constitution.

As shouting and counter shouting continued, Speaker M S Dhir announced that he was allowing tabling of the Bill and wanted discussion at the introduction stage.

However, the opposition members rushed to the well protesting against the Speaker’s decision resulting in chaos and forcing the Chair to adjourn the House for 20 minutes, the second in the afternoon.

PTI

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