Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday reiterated Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal comments about Prime Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung allegedly not allowing the Aam Aadmi Party government to function freely.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Jain, who was touring poll-bound Goa, accused L-G Jung of “terrorising officials” and allegedly telling them not to report for work. “The LG is terrorising officials. Telling them not to work. My health secy transferred without consulting me,” said Jain.
Claiming that health officials don’t report to him anymore, Jain alleged that Delhi today is “LG bharose ya Modi bharose“. The health minister also accused Municipal Corporation of Delhi of failing to prevent the vector borne disease. “MCDs haven’t done anything to prevent vector borne diseases. They didn’t clean, let water stand,” said Jain.
Jain also targeted the media as he accused them of “spreading panic”. “Prove it medically (death due to chikungunya), medically chikungunya can never be cause of anyone’s death. There has never been any death due to chikungunya in the World. This is media created panic. Please don’t spread panic,” said Jain.
Earlier today, Kejriwal also sought to pass the buck, saying the Delhi government was “incapable of even buying a pen” as he and his Cabinet colleagues stand “fully stripped of powers.”
Kejriwal, who is in Bengaluru, said Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be “questioned” over the issue as powers rested with them. “CM n min left wid no power now, even to buy a pen. LG n PM enjoy all powers wrt Del. LG abroad. Question them for Del, (sic)” Kejriwal tweeted.
Three persons have died due to chikungunya in Delhi, but the entire Delhi Cabinet is virtually missing from action as ministers including Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Imran Hussain are out of station.