New Delhi, 13 Feb (UNI): Arvind Kejriwal is likely to resign as the Delhi Chief Minister on Friday if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the state assembly, sources in the AAP have said.
The sources said Kejriwal could resign if Congress members walked out during the introduction of the Bill in the Delhi assembly. Heading for a confrontation with the Centre, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government had on Wednesday night declared that it was going ahead with the tabling of the Bill on Thursday, ignoring Law Ministry’s view that the Centre’s prior approval was required. AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Gopal Rai had said if the Bill was not tabled in the Delhi Assembly, there was not point for Delhi government to be in power. The hardening of AAP’s stand came even as the Congress and the BJP held that the move to table the Bill was “unconstitutional”.
According to news agency reports , In a rebuff to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Union law and justice ministry Wednesday told Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung that the controversial Delhi Janlokpal Bill, 2014 is a financial Bill and and it is “mandatory” for the government to get his approval before it is introduced in the Assembly. (UNI)