Delhi Congress holds protests demanding appointment of Lokayukt
Members of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Monday took out a protest march against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for not appointing the Lokayukta in Delhi.
Leading the protest, DPCC chief Ajay Maken criticized the Arvind Kejriwal led-Delhi government for not filling the Lokayukta post which has been lying vacant since 2013. "Nearly 150 days have passed, where is the Lokpal? Where is the Lokayukta," Maken asked.
"We demand that a Lokayukta should be appointed in Delhi and Lokpal bill should be passed," he demanded. The Congress workers assembled at DPCC office in the afternoon and marched towards Lokayukta office near ITO. Police stopped the protestors near Gandhi Peace Foundation.
Shouting anti-government slogans, the agitators burnt the effigy of the Delhi chief minister. "Before elections, AAP had promised to appoint Lokayukta in the national capital but after coming to power they have failed to fulfill their promise," Maken said.
"As many as 30 AAP MLAs, including Arvind Kejriwal, have various cases against them. So the government fears the appointment of the Lokayukta in Delhi may cause trouble for their government," he added.
Senior spokesperson of All India Congress Committee (AICC) P.C. Chacko also participated in the protest. "We are going to continually agitate until Arvind Kejriwal appoints a Lokayukta in Delhi," he said.
"If AAP government does not take any decision on the appointment of Lokayukta in seven days we will intensify our protest by expanding it to all the districts of the national capital," Chacko said.