AAP Gov’t Falls, But Not Out

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took the dramatic step of pulling out of government on its own on 14th February. The reason it blamed the Congress and the BJP for not allowing it to table the Jan Lokpal Bill (ombudsman bill) in the Delhi Assembly.

The latter in its defense claimed that AAP was not following the due procedure which required the permission from the Union Home Ministry. This it seemed was unacceptable for the AAP as it went against its other main demand for full statehood to Delhi. AAP even went on to claim that its recent FIR against the Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily over gas pricing issue was the sole reason for both the Congress and the BJP for not supporting its Bill. read more