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Aam Aadmi Party may not table Jan Lokpal Bill in the Budget Session of Delhi Assembly

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing  the special session of Delhi assembly on (IANS)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing the special session of Delhi assembly on (IANS)

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi may not be able to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in next month’s Budget Session as it wants the Centre to whet its anti-graft Bill before it is tabled in the assembly.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led government, which in its previous 49-day tenure had resigned over the failure to get the Bill passed in the Delhi Assembly last year, does not want to “rush” this time .

“We don’t want to rush this time. We will send the draft (of the bill) to the Centre first. Some changes have been made to the draft presented in 2014,” a Delhi government official informed.

Kejriwal had resigned last February when both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the tabling of the Bill, terming it “unconstitutional” as it was not vetted by the Centre.

“Procedurally, the draft of the Bill will be sent to the Lt. Governor, who will pass it on to the Home Ministry. The Home Ministry will seek the opinion of the law ministry,” another official told, requesting anonymity.

“And, if the Home Ministry finds it okay or suggests changes, it will send it back tothe LG, who will give the government the go-ahead to introduce the legislation,” he added.

According to sources, the draft of the Bill is on the lines of Uttarakhand’s Lokayukta Bill.

It will give the Delhi Lokpal the power to prosecute even the Chief Minister and ensure that the trial is completed within six months.

However, Constitutional experts have argued that the proposed law is in conflict with the central Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act passed by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance in 2013. (IANS)

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Uber Brings its ‘Public Transport’ Service in Delhi

"We want to replace your car with your phone he said

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San Francisco-based ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday launched its public transport service in Delhi, the ninth city globally and the first in Asia to have the feature.

With this feature, Uber users in Delhi would be able to use the public transport option that will appear on the app.

Once the users use this option, Uber will show the best three routes for using a metro or bus in the city.

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Photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (VOA)

Uber, which has tied up with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the new service, will show end-to-end directions from point A to point B.

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“We want to be the operating system of your everyday life,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told reporters here.

“We want to replace your car with your phone he said. (IANS)