AAP’s open letter to LG Jung is bad in taste

Delhi has become an unsafe city for women and the central government, which has control over the Delhi Police, has done nothing about it, says AAP’s Delhi unit chief

GN Bureau | July 3, 2015


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Has the party or has Arvind Kejriwal given up on fighting a losing battle against the lieutenant governor of Delhi? Or is this another smart strategy to restore the sullied image of Aam Aadmi Party and brand Kejriwal?

The country’s newest party has written to a constitutional authority while attempting in not so subtle manner to call LG Najeeb Jung as an agent of a political party, and holds him responsible for the crimes in Delhi.

The AAP’s Delhi unit chief has written an open letter to Jung and has sought his cooperation on behalf of Delhi government. The letter written by Delhi unit chief Dilip Pandey, it touches on to the issue of women’s safety and a free hand to anti corruption branch (ACB) in curbing corruption in the national capital.

“Delhi has become an unsafe city for women and the central government, which has control over the Delhi Police, has done nothing about it. Thus, this request by our party to accept the policy proposal of the Delhi government was neither irrational nor untenable… When we failed to convince you how important is this women issue, we had to raise our voices in mainstream and social media. This perhaps made you think we were right at first place and then you acted by releasing Home-guards in phased manner. It is our belief that you should support pro-people policy when it comes at your doorstep for approval. You are on a Constitutional position of the Delhi government and it is imperative that you listen to the views of its citizens directly and indirectly through its political representatives,” the letter told the LG.

 “Now, it seems, again the office of LG is being used as a political tool in the hands of Central Government, by unconstitutionally appointing MK Meena to a position that does even exist in the charter of Anti-Corruption Branch, which isn’t just illegal but contempt of honorable court. Dear Sir! The honorable court has clarified many times in the past that the ACB doesn’t report to LG but the elected Government of NCT Delhi (GNCTD),” the letter mentioned.

The letter lacks grace, and attributes motives to a constitutional authority. “We hope that our past ideological and political disagreements don’t result in your taking an anti-woman, anti-people decision, which clearly are screaming for greater security from the Delhi Government," the letter states.

Kejriwal and company should avoid such motivated language. They should learn to conduct themselves with much more maturity. Patience pays in politics.

An open letter to LG : Click here

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