Amendments by CM meant to protect the corrupt: Arvind Kejriwal


Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticized Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar for amending the Goa Lokayukta Act. Speaking via video-link from New Delhi, Kejriwal said, "The amendment by Manohar Parrikar is meant to protect corrupt people." Kejriwal said, "There isn't any greater effort to protect the corrupt. It appears the government is going out of its way to protect the corrupt." He added that this was the first time in India that a deemed rejected clause has been introduced in a Lokayukta law as usually the Lokayukta's report is deemed to be accepted. Criticizing the amendment providing for a steep fine of between 1 and 10 lakh for frivolous complaints, Kejriwal said the threat of fine and jail was unacceptable as it was clearly against the CrPC which makes it the duty of citizens to point out corruption. [TOI]