"Corruption is the biggest issue for our government. We have to fight corruption. The Jan Lokpal Bill is almost ready and in the month of February we will have a special Delhi assembly session at Ramlila Maidan, and in the midst of people the bill will be passed," Kejriwal said, while addressing a gathering at Chhatrasal stadium here on the eve of Republic Day.

"The bill promises strict action against people who indulge in corruption. Under this law, the (corrupt person) will lose his (or her) job and will also be sent to prison," he added.
The Chief Minister explained that the intention behind the law was not to send people to prison but to deter corruption and instill a sense of fear.

"I am not saying corruption has been eradicated from Delhi. But ever since we assumed power, I have heard, and people have told me, that there is now a sense of fear, and that is a good thing. I can now say that corruption has been reduced, at least by 20 to 30 percent," Kejriwal said.

The Delhi Chief Minister further said that the safety and security of women was an important concern of his government.

"We have constituted a committee on Friday under the chairmanship of Delhi Chief Secretary Sanjoy Kumar Srivastava, where there will be a separate body for the protection and security of women. The body, comprising retired army personnel and home guards, will ensure protection and security to women," Kejriwal said.


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