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AAP's Jan Lokpal bill likely to be presented in Delhi cabinet today

New Delhi: Delhi Government draft for the Jan Lokpal was finalized last Tuesday and while the Delhi Cabinet is still debating some provisions and a final draft is expected today, reports say the bill seeks
India TV News Desk January 31, 2014 8:58 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Delhi Government draft for the Jan Lokpal was finalized last Tuesday and while the Delhi Cabinet is still debating some provisions and a final draft is expected today, reports say the bill seeks life imprisonment as maximum punishment for corruption and a minimum punishment of six months.

Education and Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia said last Tuesday “A discussion was held on Jan Lokpal Bill in the Cabinet meeting. The formatted draft of the bill is yet to come from the law department. We are hoping to receive the draft by Friday. In that case it will be passed on Friday in the cabinet meeting.”

According to the reports the bill also proposes that the Lokayukta will have the powers to confiscate property and assets of the accused official. Given the nature of the promises made by party leaders, Central government leaders believe the Delhi Lokayukta could very well be draconian.