In the wake of the sacking of Environment and Food Minister Asim Ahmed Khan for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 6 lakh from a builder, opposition parties called for a special session of the Delhi Assembly to be convened over the matter and also sought the immediate appointment of a state Lokayukta, a post lying vacant since November 2013.
"The party that has been formed to fight corruption is finding itself in such a position. What about the files that he (Asim) has signed over the past eight months?" asked Ajay Maken, Congress's Delhi unit chief.
On the other hand, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Kejriwal's attempt to project the matter as a 'situation of virtue' was ironical as the former had no other option but to remove the minister.
"One of his ministers has been caught red-handed taking a bribe and there was no option but to sack him. Faced with a situation like this, what Kejriwal is trying to do is make it count," Patra stated.
Former Union Minister and Congress leader RPN Singh claimed that had a Lokpal been there, possibly the whole Delhi Cabinet would have to resign.
"So many scams even when there is no Lokpal. Had Lokpal been there, imagine how many of these ministers would have been in jail. Possibly the whole Cabinet would have had to give in their resignation," he said.

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