BJP targets AAP in Delhi Assembly over Jan Lokpal, sparks uproar

By: | Published: November 18, 2015 4:27 PM

The winter session of the Delhi assembly got off to a stormy start on Wednesday, with the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) demanding that the CM Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government table the Jan Lokpal bill.

The winter session of the Delhi assembly got off to a stormy start on Wednesday, with the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) demanding that the CM Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government table the Jan Lokpal bill.

The AAP government must table the anti-graft bill in the house, said Vijender Gupta, who heads a three-member Bharatiya Janata Party group. All the other 67 seats in the house are with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

The speaker said it was the first session of the assembly and the legislation could always be tabled later.

The AAP government has been under criticism for its failure to table the Jan Lokpal bill – its major election promise.

According to government sources, instead of the bill, the government will push for amendments to the existing Delhi Lokayukta Act.

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