PM Narendra Modi said there was a promise of a strong Jan Lokpal under whose purview the CM would also come. (Photo Credit: PTI file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked where is the Jan Lokpal which brought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) into the limelight. Addressing a rally at Karkardooma in poll-bound Delhi, Modi launched a scathing attack on the chief minister, saying there is no Jan Lokpal, only the rule of arrogance in the national capital.
Modi said there was a promise of a strong Jan Lokpal under whose purview the chief minister would also come. “People of the country got a Lokpal, but the people of Delhi are still waiting for a Lokpal. There was such a big movement, such tall claims, what happened to them all?” the prime minister said.
Before forming the Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal was a prominent face of the movement for Jan Lokpal Bill which was led by Anna Hazare. But later, Kejriwal decided to join politics and drifted away from Hazare.
The anti-corruption ombudsman is functional since March last year with the appointment of its chairperson and eight members. One of its members, Justice (retd) DB Bhosale resigned last month.
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, provides for the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayuktas for the states to inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries.
The CVC has been allocated Rs 39 crore for 2020-21, up from the revised Rs 36.65 crore for the ongoing fiscal. The provision is for secretariat expenditure of the Commission.