Delhi Assembly: BJP MLAs stage walkout over Jan Lokpal Bill

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NEW DELHI: Three BJP legislators on Friday staged a walkout from the Delhi Assembly after their request for the government’s reply on the Jan Lokpal Bill was turned down, even as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused the Centre of sitting on it for about 21 months.
Leader of the Opposition Vijender Gupta and BJP MLAs Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Jagdish Pradhan, after staging the walkout, sat on a ‘dharna’ outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office in the assembly premises.

They sought his apology for spreading “lies” that the file of the Bill is pending with the Centre.

The assembly had passed the Jan Lokpal Bill on December 4, 2015, and sent it to the Centre through the Lt Governor for approval, Sisodia said.

The deputy chief minister said, “After sitting on the Bill for around 21 months, the Centre wakes up and says there should be a discussion on whether the Bill comes under the competence of the Delhi Assembly or not.”

“The Centre is raising the question on the…

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