New Delhi, July 9: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote another letter to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal asking how he can be selective in accepting the Supreme Court judgement. The Delhi CM in his fresh letter urged Baijal to implement the apex court’s order and asserted that the Ministry of Home Affairs does not have powers to interpret the order.Also Read - School Reopening News: When Will Normal Classes Resume in Delhi? Kejriwal Govt Expected to Take Final Decision by Tomorrow
Advising Baijal to approach the apex court immediately for clarification, in case of any confusion, Kejriwal asked,”But how can you be selective in accepting the judgement? Either you should take a position that all the matters now would be placed before regular bench and therefore, you would not implement any part of the order. Or you should accept the whole order and implement it. How can you say that you will accept this para of the order but not accept that para of the same order?” Also Read - Kejriwal Govt Urges Centre to Confer Bharat Ratna on Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna
Earlier on July 7, the Delhi CM had said that though the Supreme Court’s July 4 order made it clear that his government had the power to transfer or post bureaucrats, both LG Baijal and the MHA were interpreting the SC’s order in a strange way. Also Read - Delhi to Nominate Doctors, Health Workers For Padma Awards: CM Kejriwal
“They are saying they are ready for the files and concurrence part of the order, but will not accept the Services order. This is not done, either apply for the order fully or not at all. You can not accept the order as per your wish,” Kejriwal had said.
On Friday, CM Kejriwal had accused the LG of working at the behest of Centre. The Delhi CM alleged that Centre has asked Anil Baijal to ignore the Supreme Court’s order, which restricts his powers to only three subjects. Terming the CM’s remarks, ‘misleading’, the MHA had said that it has only advised the L-G, based on a reference received from him, to follow the law.
(With inputs from agencies)