NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is expected to hold a press meet on Tuesday morning to level allegations of corruption against BJP‘s PM candidate Narendra Modi and his alleged links with a couple of corporate houses. A senior AAP leader told ET that the revelations will be of the scale of a ‘political earthquake’.
The Delhi government officials, ET spoke to, while confirming that the CM will make big revelations on Tuesday, did not mention the topic of the press conference. They indicated that it could even lead to the fall of the fledgling AAP government.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav began tweeting at 9.45 pm on Modi, BJP’s political funding and certain industrial houses. The series of tweets termed, “WillNaMoAnswer” are questions on Modi’s alleged links, starting off with Adani “Q1: What is the exact relationship between Modi and Adani group? How has Adani become super rich in just 10 years?”
The second question is on gas pricing involving the RIL: “Why are the BJP and Modi silent on gas pricing scam by Congress? Why does the media not ask them questions about it?” The third question is on Modi’s funding: “Where does money for NaMo campaign come from? Shouldn’t the BJP be transparent…?”
The fourth was on Gujarat’s economic indicators: “What is the record of Modi govt on farmers’ suicide, infant mortality, quality of schooling? A model for the country?” The fifth one was ..
The fifth one was related to ‘criminalisation’ of politics: “Why does Babulal Bokharia continue in Modi’s cabinet despite being convicted? Can we trust NaMo to end criminalisation?”
Cong may let Jan Lokpal
NEW DELHI: The Congress-led UPA may allow Kejriwal to live up to his promise of introducing in the assembly the state Lokayukta bill, popularly known as the Jan Lokpal bill, but only because it believes that the President is bound to reject the draft legislation. In its present form, the bill is in conflict with the central Lokpal law that was notified by the President on Jan 1 and at least four of its provisions clash with other laws or the Constitution, a senior law ministry official said. “The Jan Lokpal Bill has usurped the right of phone interception and the right to dismiss central officials which is under the Centre’s purview. Also, the Jan Lokpal Bill cannot apply to Delhi Police and DDA officials… Without these corrections, the the bill will never find the approval of the President,” said the official.
Shokeen Blow to AAP
* Ranbir Shokeen, an independent MLA from Mundka constituency, announces withdrawal of his support to the AAP government in Delhi
* Ranbir Shokeen yet to meet LG to apprise him of his decision to withdraw the support
Jal board cases * Delhi govt directs ACB to register FIRs in the following three cases related to DJB, which have allegedly resulted in
* Alleged irregularities in purchase of four lakh water meters
* Alleged irregularities in the purchase of 3.5 lakh non-AMR water meters