Put past behind and tackle dengue, chikungunya menace: Supreme Court to Kejriwal, Jung

The apex court directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain to hold a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung by tomorrow.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 4, 2016 6:54 pm
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Warning Delhi government against playing any blame game, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain to hold a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung by tomorrow to chalk out a strategy for curbing vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.

“There is no question of playing any blame game. You have the responsibility to look after the people of Delhi. You may be great but you have to do something to maintain that stature. Nothing digging of the past should happen. You have to look at the future,” a bench of justices M B Lokur and L Nageswara Rao said.

It refused to go into the allegations and counter-allegations over power tussle between the LG and Kejriwal-led government and said “no substitute” should attend the meeting with LG, except whose names have been proposed. The court also asked Union Health secretary P K Mishra, Chief Secretary K K Sharma, commissioners of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and New Delhi Municipal Council, CEO of Delhi Cantonment Board to attend the meeting with LG.

Apart from the officials and office bearers of civic bodies, the court also asked Amicus Curiae Colin Gonsalves, Chairman of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and General Manager of Northern Railway and Vice Chairman of Delhi Development Authority to attend the meeting to discuss the steps to be taken to check the menace in the city. The bench expressed annoyance after senior advocate Chirag Uday Singh appearing for Delhi government and Health Minister Satyender Jain alleged that officials are not reporting to the minister and not coming to the meetings.

“There cannot be two Delhi governments. Officials are not reporting to us they are not coming to the meeting. We should know with whom we should sit and talk,” Singh said. To this, the infuriated bench said, “Don’t beat around the bush. Do we tell you with whom you should sit and talk. Who is the elected government? There cannot be two elected governments. The elected government has responsibility to look after the people.”

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    IML sood
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    Oh you moron what nonsense you are talking,if dismissal is warrented it is of Khujli and his jokers whose drama before SC didn't work and they got long bamboo in back when they were snubbed and even Delhi health minister was asked to pay fine from his pocket.So hard and degraded shameless Aaptards,really gutter pigs.
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    Tony
    Oct 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm
    Franky stay in your country
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    dd
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    Khujli needs SC's kick in the back to start work...
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    dd
    Oct 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    A Slap from SC...But Khujli is like Hamm Nahin Sudhrenge,,,
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    drparasjain
    Oct 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm
    Morons like you who have perhaps HIV can only think this way . You can not read even a simple statement like Who is the elected government? There cannot be two elected governments. The elected government has responsibility to look after the people.” , but will the LG and his bossess Modi and Co have the grace to accetp this
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    Franky
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm
    The Highest court now a days is having lot of patience. The court should have dismissed the Central Govt for imposing President Rule in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. The court should have dismissed the karnataka Govt for not realsing water to the Tamil Nadu Government and The court should have dismissed the the tamil nadu govt for acting greedy for water and Amma is not taking interest to built Dam and making useless schemes. The court should have dismissed the Delhi Government because of the health problems created by the Govt and the LG playing dirty sick politics. The court should have dismissed the Bihar Government for Releasing Shabbudin from the Jail and finally the court should have dismissed the UP Government for Azam Khan saying Rape is a consipiracy by the opposition and the Akhilesh and his father making simply drama in UP.
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    Lokesh Madan
    Oct 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    SC is playing dumb to the stated position of Delhi HC that LG is administrative head of state. AAP does seem to play a blame game but the dice is loaded. Rsponsibility of LG and accountability and abuse from courts to AAP. But for health both sides need to work together.
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    S Subramaniam
    Oct 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm
    Delhites CM is interested in Modi bashing instead of improving the welfare of Delhi citizens.
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