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Kejriwal`s resignation scripted, pre-planned drama: Congress

PTI | Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 22:59

New Delhi: Congress tonight said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s resignation "is a totally scripted and pre-planned drama".

"As far as Kerjiwal`s resignation is concerned, it is a totally scripted and pre-planned drama. As far as Congress is concerned, my party has reiterated that it is in favour of the Jan Lokpal Bill, but the way it was being tabled was totally unconstitutional," Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh Lovely said here tonight.

He said Kejriwal should have followed the constitutional rules. "Today we voted in favour of the message sent by the Lt Governor to the Assembly. We have already cleared that if the bill had come through constitutional procedure, we would have supported it," he added.

Asked what would be his party`s next course of action, the DPCC president said that "the ball has not come to the LG`s court."
"After the Chief Minister`s resignation, let the LG decide on this matter," he added.

The chief spokesperson of Congress`s Delhi unit, Mukesh Sharma, however, said, "If Kejriwal once again forms the government, the Congress will again support him... If Kejriwal brings the bill through constitutional norms, the Congress will again help him on the issue of Jan Lokpal bill."

First Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 22:59

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