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We will bring Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days: Kejriwal

December 25, 2013 19:40 IST

Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday promised to bring Jan Lokpal Bill in 15 days and termed the rule as "wrong" which makes it mandatory for a state to seek the Centre's nod to pass a law.

"We will bring Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days...The Constitution says the Delhi assembly can formulate laws except on some issues mentioned in the state list. The state cannot make any law in violation of the Centre's law," Kejriwal told reporters.

"In 2002, the Transaction of Business Rules was amended. It was added that the state government, while introducing any law, will take permission from the Centre.”

"This (rule) is wrong. It used to happen under British rule where Indian government used to take permission from London," Kejriwal said.

"In Delhi, we have an elected government, so it is absolutely wrong. We will overcome every hurdle. We will not sit quite," said Kejriwal adding the "crisis" is created by the opposition and is not a constitutional "crisis".

Kejriwal also claimed his party will overcome every challenge in implementing the promises made to the people of Delhi.

"We expect many obstructions to come in the government's way but we will take them head on. Earlier they had challenged us to fight election. Then they said aam aadmi cannot run government. We will run government in a better manner," he said.

Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi chief minister on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan here, capping his party's stunning electoral debut in the December 4 assembly polls.

Image: A protest demanding the Jan Lokpal Bill in New Delhi

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