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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

17 December 2015

Former Delhi high court judge Justice Reva Khetrapal took oath as the new Lokayukta of Delhi on Thursday.

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath at a function where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also.

Khetarpal will serve a five-year term.

The post has remained vacant since November 2013, when retired Justice Manmohan Sarin relinquished office.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was criticised over the delay in the appointment of Lokayukta by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

01 December 2015

Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan and advocate Prashant Bhushan have dubbed the proposed draft Jan Lokpal Bill 2015 as the “Jokepal Bill”, and have alleged that it is a ‘maliciously’ weakened draft of the original Lokpal Bill of 2011 by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). If at all the centre passes the bill it will be an instrument in the hands of the Delhi government to save its own legislative assembly members, allege the Bhushans.

31 August 2015

"Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given charge of the ministry to his deputy Manish Sisodia and removed Kapil Mishra,” reported NDTV, citing sources who said Mishra would focus on the tourism and water ministry.

Just over two months ago, Mishra was appointed to replace Jitender Singh Tomar, who was arrested over an alleged faked degree certificate after having inherited the ministry from Somnath Bharti.

No law minister has so far taken any steps towards the party’s manifesto promise of introducing cameras in Delhi courtrooms.

10 June 2015

Kapil Mishra to be Delhi’s new Law and Tourism Minister replacing jailed Jitender Singh Tomar.

25 March 2015

The Delhi high court today issued notice to Delhi Aam Aadmi Party’s law minister Jitender Singh Tomar after a new petition, this time by the BJP politician Tomar had defeated in elections, that Tomar had enrolled himself as an advocate on the basis of a “false and bogus” science degree, reported Zee News.

27 February 2015

Cameras in court: Remoter possibility?On 13 February 2014, towards the tail-end of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) short-lived first tenure in charge of Delhi, then-Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti wrote a 15-page letter to his party colleagues.

10 February 2015

KejriThe Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), set to win Delhi in a landslide election today, has promised to video court proceedings, while running courts in double shifts “if required” to clear backlogs.