Anshu Prakash case: Delhi now a perfect ground for politicking

If you take a decision and there is nobody to implement it, then how are you going to work? says former CM Sheila Dikshit

Pawan Tripathi | February 26, 2018


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Anshu Prakash, Delhi chief secretary (Photo: Youtube)
Anshu Prakash, Delhi chief secretary (Photo: Youtube)

The entire episode of the alleged physical assault on IAS Anshu Prakash has converted Delhi into a fertile ground for politicking. AAP and the opposition are trying to use it for their own political mileage. Promise of alternative politics is out of the radar from Delhi govt.

Opponents have alleged that it was all meticulously planned by AAP and CM in particular to cover up their non-performance. AAP has been part and parcel of disruptive politics that makes them stand on wrong side of law.

AAP, which is often seen vouching for honesty and high moral standards in public life, is increasingly gaining notoriety. Delhi voters elected the ruling party will full majority. Are they already regretting it?

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit has condemned the alleged assault on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs recently. Speaking to Governance Now, she said that there should be no conflict between law maker and executioner. The bureaucracy and politicians are two important part of the government. Politicians take policy decisions and bureaucrats implement them. “If you take a decision and there is nobody to implement it, then how are you going to work?” she said.

Meanwhile, IAS association secretary Manisha Saxsena said, “Along with other association of public servants have protested in secretariat and met with LG and home secretary of India asking them to act against hooligans. Verbal communication will be entertained by them till the culprit is booked and government apologised to chief secretary. Their concern to treat bureaucrat with dignity is due and just for efficacy of executions.”

Former chief secretary of Delhi Rakesh Mehta has also condemned the act of physical violence by AAP MLAs in front of the CM. “The worst tussle between Delhi government and it bureaucrat is creating havoc with public welfare,” he said.

Perhaps, it is for the first time that the bureaucratic head of the administration was assaulted by people’s representative.  This happened in front of the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

Advisor to CM VK Jain, a retired IAS officer, who witnessed the entire episode confirmed to the court about the alleged assault on the chief secretary. The advisor himself, along with deputy CM, was instrumental in calling CS for mid night meeting on account of delay in advertisement on completion of three years of AAP government.

As report suggests CS was not comfortable with the timings of meeting but repeated calls from political top brass of Delhi government forced him to attend the ill-timed meeting. The CS has filed formal complaint with Delhi police stating the incidence and MLA’s involve in it.

Two Delhi MLAs, Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, who were sitting on either side of Anshu Prakash, reined in blows from both sides and CS has to virtually run for the cover from these goons.

Amanatullah is known for his criminal background, religion based politics and was also the part of intra party rift. Delhi police has started their investigation under IPC section 120(criminal conspiracy), 186(obstructing public servant in discharging duty), 323(voluntarily causing hurt), 342(punishment for wrongful confinement),504(intentional insult) 506(2)(criminal intimidation), 353(misbehaviour with public servant on duty) and based on their preliminary report both the MLAs have been arrested and sent to judicial remand.

The police have ceased all the CCTV cameras installed in CM residence out of fear of sabotage. The caste and religion card was displayed to shield their deeds by AAP at the time of surrender.

The home ministry has received the report from LG. The ministry is in process of reviewing it whereas Delhi police is acting on basis of criminality.

The entire incident is the outcome of Delhi government compelling its own bureaucratic mechanism to induct intangibilities in the advertisement that violates the supreme court guidelines.

The guidelines states to induct the content that can be validated and backed by data by government department. Directorate of Information and Publicity Department has been indecisive towards unreasonable demand from their political boss.

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