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New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to send the “panel of names” of candidates for Lokayukta’s post in the capital. The post has been vacant since November 2013.

Kejriwal-and-Jung-700In the letter, which was delivered to the Chief Minister’s Office, Jung has asked Kejriwal to send the list of candidates without delay, as the final candidate for the post will only be finalised after the President’s approval.

The letter stated: “In view of the provisions in law and the previous two communications from this secretariat, it is imperative that a panel of names is sent to this secretariat without any further delay, for formal consultation with the leader of opposition and chief justice of Delhi High Court.”

The Delhi High Court had said earlier that it would be “better” if the government appointed the Lokayukta quickly, in reply to which the Delhi government had told the court that it was “firmly committed to implementing the Lokayukta Act.”

The Delhi Lokayukta and Uplokayukta Act 1995, stats that the anti-corruption ombudsman is appointed after consultations with the chief justice of high court and the leader of opposition in the legislative assembly.

Jung said: “The above appointment has been much delayed and this secretariat reminded the government of NCT Delhi on three occasions, the latest being August 28,2015. I will proceed in the matter as soon as I have formally received a panel of names from the government of NCT Delhi.”

Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly and BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, also criticised the AAP government over the issue.

Gupta alleged that the government had decided to offer the post of Lokayukta to Law Commission Chairman Justice A P Shah, without discussing with him and had then taken the matter to the high court; later Justice A P Shah declined the AAP government’s offer.

Gupta said that on August 22, in a communication, the CM had asked him about his choices for the post of Lokayukta; he claimed that the controversy over the government’s proposal of appointing one without his consultation, had forced Kejriwal to take his opinion.

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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

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Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

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He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

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He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)