AAP targets Lt-Governor: Jung doing Centre bidding

It is not Jung who is taking decisions, but the BJP-led Centre, says party

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 1, 2014 2:45 am
Najeeb Jung; Manish Sisodia Najeeb Jung; Manish Sisodia

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) continued its attack on Lt-Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung and the Central government for the lack of an elected government in the capital on Sunday. Senior AAP leaders alleged the Lt-Governor was acting at the behest of the BJP-led Central government.

“It is not the L-G who is making decisions but the Centre which is ruling Delhi. The work being done here is as per the wishes of the BJP,” senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said.

Reacting to the Lt-Governor’s remarks that work in the capital would be set back by two months if fresh elections take place, Sisodia said, “In Delhi, the L-G has said that work will suffer for two months. But six months have already gone waste. If a government gets formed in Delhi without fresh polls, it will be through horse-trading. The situation will be even worse for Delhi then. Such a government cannot be expected to work with honesty.”

Voicing similar concerns, another senior AAP leader and spokesperson Ashutosh said, “On February 14, when Arvind (Kejriwal) resigned, he had suggested to the L-G that the Assembly should be dissolved. On the same day, Harsh Vardhan had said that the BJP cannot form a government since they do not have the required numbers and that they were willing to sit in the Opposition. Till now, the BJP has clearly said that they are not in the mood to form the government. The AAP has said the same thing and so has the Congress.”

Ashutosh further raised concerns about the Lt-Governor’s position on the issue. “When there is no possibility of government formation, why is the L-G still exploring this option? Whose diktat is he following?” he asked.

Pointing to the resignations of governors appointed under the UPA government after the BJP formed the Central government, Ashutosh said, “All governors appointed by the UPA have been resettled, except Najeeb Jung. He is behaving as the Centre wants him to. In our interaction with the L-G, it is clear where his stand lies. If he is not willing to dissolve the Assembly, he is giving all opportunity to the BJP to form the government, by hook or by crook.”

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  1. A
    Sep 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm
    When Ak resign it is the duty of LG to go for election. And SC also order in same manner. Now the duty of LG to take decision as soon as possible. If he will not act accordingly than everybody will raise their finger.
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      madan gupta
      Sep 1, 2014 at 10:54 pm
      Wait & watch these AAP people will be beaten in their homes and outside publicly. They have cheated the public of Delhi. soon they will be cut to pieces.
      1. Subramanian Venkatraman
        Sep 1, 2014 at 3:36 am
        Earlier AAP said the LG was acting at the behest of Congress govt and now it says it is acting on behalf of BJP govt. It looks except for one of its leaders, nobody has any rudimentary knowledge of our Consution. In the absence of legislature, it is the President, Governor or the Lt. Governor who will be in charge of administration and the LG is the representative of the Central Government. So the present LG is 100% right in taking orders from the Central Govt. as he was doing earlier.
        1. C
          Sep 1, 2014 at 11:25 pm
          why these people crying now ? no body asked them to leave power !! but AK was greedy for political power to become PM of country , his greed of power when he was activist with Anna Hazare forced to separate from him, his greed of power forced many good worker in party to leave. does he know mathematics how can he give free everything and no plan to get revenue ? This party is time waste !!!!!
          1. C
            Sep 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm
            These people have no right to comment on any one else as they ran away from their responsibilities and right now they are in a frustration state of mind. They joined hands with most corrupt guys just to have power and they talk about principles/ethics how come??It is better to introspect themselves and their party's leadership that would give them some help in next elections. Jaihind
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