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New Delhi: Members of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Monday took out a protest march against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for not appointing the Lokayukta in Delhi.

Leading the protest, DPCC chief Ajay Maken criticized the Arvind Kejriwal led-Delhi government for not filling the Lokayukta post which has been lying vacant since 2013.

“Nearly 150 days have passed, where is the Lokpal? Where is the Lokayukta,” Maken asked.

“We demand that a Lokayukta should be appointed in Delhi and Lokpal bill should be passed,” he demanded.

The Congress workers assembled at DPCC office in the afternoon and marched towards Lokayukta office near ITO. Police stopped the protestors near Gandhi Peace Foundation.

Shouting anti-government slogans, the agitators burnt the effigy of the Delhi chief minister.

“Before elections, AAP had promised to appoint Lokayukta in the national capital but after coming to power they have failed to fulfill their promise,” Maken said.

“As many as 30 AAP MLAs, including Arvind Kejriwal, have various cases against them. So the government fears the appointment of the Lokayukta in Delhi may cause trouble for their government,” he added.

Senior spokesperson of All India Congress Committee (AICC) P.C. Chacko also participated in the protest.

“We are going to continually agitate until Arvind Kejriwal appoints a Lokayukta in Delhi,” he said.

“If AAP government does not take any decision on the appointment of Lokayukta in seven days we will intensify our protest by expanding it to all the districts of the national capital,” Chacko said.

(IANS)

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11th Edition of The IAAF Gold Label Race Postponed to October 21

Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: "This year is a special milestone for us, as Program completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying."

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Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr
Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr

In a move to avoid the winter smog and pollution in the national capital, Procam International, the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), on Thursday advanced the 11th edition of the IAAF Gold Label Race to October 21.

Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the annual race, as the organisers announced the registrations for all five categories — Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens Run (4.3km) and Champions with Disability Run (2.4Km).

The registration for the Gold Label Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr
The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr

The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Registrations for the Great Delhi Run, Senior Citizens’ Run and the Champions with Disability Run will also open on Friday and close on September 28.

Announcing the details of the upcoming race, Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: “This year is a special milestone for us, as Procam completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying.”

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“When we introduced this distance in Delhi, we always believed that it had the potential to be one of the world’s most prestigious races and more importantly get Delhi running,” he added. (IANS)

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