Delhi Assembly on Friday passed the Janlokpal Bill, incorporating suggestions of Anna Hazare, which provides for an ombudsman with powers to act against any government functionary including those of the Centre even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned the NDA dispensation against any move to put a spanner on making it a law.
Under fire for tabling a "diluted" Bill, the Delhi government is likely to amend the draft Janlokpal legislation and will introduce two changes in the appointment and removal clauses as per veteran social activist Anna Hazare's suggestions.
Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were on Monday detained along with their supporters as they staged a protest over the Janlokpal Bill outside the Delhi Assembly alleging that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had "diluted" the anti-graft measure.
Stepping up the attack on ruling AAP over the 2015 Delhi Janlokpal Bill, ousted party leader Prashant Bhushan on Sunday said that "contrary to the claims" made by the Arvind Kejriwal government, the proposed legislation is "completely" different from its previous 2014 version.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal today claimed that the party is not in the race for 2019 elections and asked its members to not run after polls even as he indicated that the party could get a Delhi-like opportunity in Punjab.
AAP government's much-talked-about first 'janta darbar' outside the Delhi Secretariat here today witnessed chaos and mismanagement, forcing Kejriwal to leave the venue midway as hundreds jostled with each other to register their grievances.
Aam Aadmi Party today alleged the involvement of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit in the transport scam and said it will set up Janlokpal as suggested by Anna Hazare to probe "power, water and transport scams" if voted to power.
Minister Jairam Ramesh's statement that the government may bring in a bill to govern lower bureaucracy is unlikely to make the cut with Team Anna.