Centre Returns 14 Bills Sent By Delhi Govt, Including Lokpal


New Delhi: In an escalation of the conflict between the Centre and the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, the home ministry on Friday returned 14 bills back saying “proper procedure was not followed.”

The home ministry has reportedly told the Delhi government that the bills need to be verified first.

The Aam Aadmi Party government had vowed not to present any new legislation unless the bills, which include the proposed law to have an anti-corruption Lokpal, were cleared by the Centre.

“We pass bills from here (Delhi Assembly). We work hard to prepare them, but the Centre sits on these bills passed by the Assembly,” Manish Sisodia, the deputy Chief minister, said recently.

AAP says the bills sent to the Centre are “very important for Delhi” – they involve the formation of a new university and amendments in the Labour Laws.