Modi of trying to rule Delhi through the lieutenant governor, says Delhi CM after notification of administrative powers
GN Bureau | May 22, 2015
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, after casting aspersions on the character of his officials, has now started throwing mud at the office of lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung and prime minister Narendra Modi.
Reacting to a ministry of home affairs notification issued on Friday morning, backing the LG on transfer postings of bureaucrats, Kejriwal said that the Centre wanted to place its own people in Delhi.
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"The transfer-posting industry is worth crores of rupees. In the three months that we have been in power, we have closed down this industry. The LG has never inquired about the state of water and power supply but keeps asking for transfer and postings to be put in his charge. There is something very fishy about this," he said.
Kejriwal also accused Modi of trying to rule Delhi through the lieutenant governor.
Kejriwal likened the PM to the Queen of England when India was under British rule. The real power centre was the Queen, like the PM is. The LG is like the viceroy, only a face.
Kejriwal said that he had sought the opinion of experts on the issue after which the government would explore the options available to it.
The MHA notification prohibits the Delhi anti-corruption branch from taking action against central officers, including Delhi Police. Kejriwal said that there is something wrong in trying to defend someone who has corruption charges against him/her.
"The Centre wants us to turn away if we find a central government employee indulging in corruption," he said.
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