New Delhi, June 10: Former chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, on Sunday targeted Arvind Kejriwal and said that conflict with Centre or Lieutenant Governor (LG) cannot be an excuse to not work. Talking to a news agency, ANI, Dikshit said, “Delhi is a Union territory, governed partly by Centre, we have to cooperate and work. In my 15 years in power, we never had any conflict with Centre or LG. This can not be an excuse to not work. The public wants governance, no complaints.”
Her statement came after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal convened a meeting of AAP office bearers and MLAs at his residence on Sunday. (Ajay Maken Rubbishes Reports of Congress-AAP Alliance, Says Only Secular Forces Are Welcome)
Meanwhile, Kejriwal has also sought time to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for Monday afternoon to discuss some important matters. The CM has accused ‘L-G’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and PM’s Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) of witch-hunting. Earlier, Kejriwal had pleaded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, L-G Anil Baijal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of stop victimising and randomly picking files from Delhi Jal Board (DJB) because he is the Minister In-charge now.
He also took to the micro-blogging site and accused PM Modi and L-G Anil Baijal of witch hunting. He also claimed that the CBI and ACB are randomly picking files from Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in a bid to victimise him because he is the Minister In-charge now.
Earlier on Friday, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said that the AAP’s demand for full statehood to Delhi should be looked into but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “attitude” to confront the Centre and the LG has held the process hostage. He alleged that the ruling party was raising the full statehood issue now to divert public attention away from “alarming water crisis” in the city and reports of it approaching the Congress for a political alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha election next year.
“The full statehood issue should be reviewed but the attitude of Arvind Kejriwal and the way he confronts the office of LG and the Centre has held the process hostage,” Tiwari told reporters.
Delhi government ministers and Lt Governor Anil Baijal have been at loggerheads over several administrative issues.