Maken said that Kejriwal cannot “absolve” himself of the responsibility after “corruption” was flagged the comptroller and auditor general (CAG).
Accusing the BJP government of confining cooperative federalism to mere talk, Naidu said: “This present government does not like the regional leaders. They are not being able to digest the federal leaders or regional leaders.”
Both the leaders held discussion over the special category status (SCS) promised to the southern state. Naidu, who arrived in Delhi on Monday, has met leaders from several political parties to garner support over the issue.
N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a two-day visit to Delhi, will also like to garner as much opposition support as possible on the no-confidence motion that is pending in Lok Sabha.
The white paper alleges that the L-G, while perusing files, doesn’t specify differences of opinion but raises objections, asks for clarifications, or refers the matter to the Centre.
The discrepancies in question, as per the annexures to the letter, include roads and drains, which cite one as being finished and the other as not yet started.
The defamation suit against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas will continue as he has not offered to settle the matter. Jaitley, Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders had moved a joint settlement plea before two different judges of the High Court.
After tabling the CAG report in the Delhi Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia too attacked Baijal and bureaucrats over findings of the report pertaining to municipal roads and the public distribution system.
The Delhi High Court noted that Union Minister Arun Jaitley has accepted the apology tendered by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by way of letter, and disposed off the Rs 10 crore defamation suit.
On Monday, Kumar Vishwas maintained, “I will not apologise”. One of the founders of the AAP, who has, for the past year, drifted away from the party leadership, Vishwas argued that such an apology would imply him betraying the party’s volunteers.
The Delhi Assembly discussed the issue in a calling attention motion today and both the ruling AAP and the opposition BJP members opposed the Supreme Court’s decision on the legislation.
The move comes at a time when such committees are at the heart of a tussle between the AAP government and bureaucrats.
In a statement, the AAP announced that Arvind Kejriwal wouldn’t sitting on the hunger strike since the case was ongoing in the Supreme Court.
The police has received phone numbers from which WhatsApp messages containing the papers were circulated and it is trying to identify the users of these numbers.
The Kejriwal government has maintained that power bills in Delhi are inflated due to “irregularities” on part of private distribution companies.