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Delhi Lokpal bill to be vetted by union government: Source

New Delhi: The Delhi Lokpal bill will be vetted by the central government before it is enacted, a highly-placed source in the union law ministry said on Thursday.


People protest for a strong Lokpal Bill at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Pic: MiD DAY

"The Delhi government has been advised that before the Lokpal bill is enacted, it has to go first to the Lt. Governor and vetted and cleared by the union government," the source said.

The Delhi cabinet Monday

cleared the draft of the anti-graft Delhi Lokpal Bill, 2014, according to which an independent probe can be initiated against government employees, ranging from the chief minister to a peon.

The anti-corruption legislation was one of the major poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party.

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4 Comments

  • Mahi07-Feb-2014

    Rahul Gandhi's Jan Lokpal bill will kill more then 70% of corruption from India, AAP's Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal don't have any experience as politician, Central government is already passed Jan Lokpal bill in last parliament session but Arvind just try to get some chip political publicity over on Jan Lokpal

  • K.S.Nagaraj07-Feb-2014

    Central government was playing the same nasty trick against the people of Gujarat and of Tamilnadu. They play through Governors and President of India.

  • Komal Gupta07-Feb-2014

    If congress government already pass Jan Lokpal in both houses than why Arvind made his personal bill for Delhi? Congress party should take back their support from AAP government, Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal is like dictator, what he said it should be implanted.

  • Komal Gupta07-Feb-2014

    Arvind ab apne aap ko Pranab da se bhi upar samjhne lage ha, Arvind ne delhi walo ke liye kara kuch nahi ha bus faltu ka shor machata rahata ha, is se acha to Shila ji ki sarkar thi un ke samye me dilli walo ko kabhi koi pareshani nahi hui thi.

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