New Delhi | Continuing its tussle with the Centre and LG Najeeb Jung, after Mr Jung’s decision to annul the appointment of Swati Maliwal as the Delhi Commission of Woman chairperson, the Delhi Government has put up posters across the city urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not to interfere in its work.
” Prandhanmantri Sir, Please! Delhi Sarkar Ko Kam Karney Dijiyae. Delhi Sarkar Thik Kam Kar Rahi Hai. (Prime Minister Sir, Please! Let Delhi Government work. Delhi Government is working properly.),” the Delhi Government’s poster said.
Meanwhile, talking to reporters today, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said,”the Union Government has CBI and ED, still it cannot control corruption and now they (Centre) want to destroy ACB.”
It is notable that LG-appointee ACB chief M K Meena yesterday scrapped AAP government’s anti-corruption helpline number 1031 and issued two new anti-graft helpline numbers.
The Delhi Government, however, warned of strict action against Mr Meena for the move. Mr Meena had issued two new anti-corruption helpline numbers- 011-23812905, 011-23812906.
The annulment of Ms Maliwal’s appiontment has sparked off a fresh tussle between the Delhi Governemnt and the LG office.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday had sharply criticised Mr Jung’s decision to annul the appointment of Ms Maliwal as the Delhi Commission of Woman chairperson and his (Mr Jung) calling himself as the government.
Mr Kejriwal in a letter to the LG questioned, How can a person call himself a Government? This will lead to dictatorship in Delhi.
On July 22, the LG had annulled the appointment of Ms Maliwal. In a communication to the Government, Mr Jung had said his post is constitutionally valid and consistent definition of ‘government’.
In his letter, Mr Kejriwal said, India is a democratic country and Delhi has an elected Government and Delhi Government cannot be person specific.”
Earlier, addressing a press conference yesterday, Mr Sisodia said the Delhi Government has sent the newly-appointed DCW head’s file to Mr Jung for his approval.
Mr Sisodia had also accused the Centre of trying to control the ACB.
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