"The bill will not be tabled on Thursday as it will be circulated to all the legislators so that they can go through it," the source in the government said.

The Congress - which props up the government from outside - has opposed the bill since the AAP government did not get central government's nod before it is introduced in the Assembly.

Kejriwal has threatened to resign if the government is not able to push through the anti-corruption bill.

Despite the union law ministry's opinion late on Wednesday that the  central government's prior consent is mandatory for introducing Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly, the AAP government was firm on its stand of bringing it in the assembly.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been maintaining that there is no need to obtain prior approval from the Centre while BJP and Congress are of the view that clearance was necessary under Transaction of Business Rules (TBR), 2002. A senior official said as per laid down procedure, voting for introduction of the Bill will take place and Congress and BJP will have the option of opposing tabling of the Bill.
On Sunday, Kejriwal had threatened to resign if his pet anti-graft legislation is not passed by the state Assembly due to lack of support from other parties. Meanwhile, Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal said Kejriwal should wait for the Centre's consent before tabling the Bill in the Assembly.


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