Centre rejects 14 bills by AAP, including Jan Lok Pal bill
In a decision that could further the rift between Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and PM Modi, the Central government has rejected all 14 bills sent by government for approval on “technical reasons.” This includes the crucial Jan Lok Pal bill that was passed by Delhi assembly without the consent of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
According to media reports, the AAP government didn’t follow the due procedure required to get the bills passed. Delhi government didn’t seek the approval of Ministry of Home Affairs before tabling the bills.
Talking to media AAP senior Somnath Bharti said: “Modi government at the centre doesn’t want Delhi government to function properly and people of Delhi will not take this decision in good taste.”
All 14 bills of the city government had been pending with the centre for approval for over a year. The Aam Aadmi Party government had vowed not to present any new legislation unless the bills are cleared by the centre