New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today termed the Delhi Janlokpal Bill 2015 as the “strongest” anti-graft law in Independent India, an issue which has aided his rise to prominence in the country’s politics. “Congratulations Manish for presenting the strongest anti -corruption law of Independent India – Delhi JanLokpal Bill 2015. A historic day,” he tweeted.
Kejriwal, who sat by his Deputy Manish Sisodia who introduced the Bill, has not reacted to allegations that the Bill was a considerably diluted version of the one tabled in his earlier stint in February 2014. It was his first appearance in the ongoing Winter session of the House that will continue till December 4.
He had quit from office merely 49-days into his tenure last time on being unable to pass the Janlokpal Bill 2014, the earlier version of the current Bill. Earlier, Kejriwal teamed up with veteran social activist Anna Hazare and led a massive anti-corruption movement in the capital in 2011 demanding the constitution of a strong Janlokpal.