Gopal Rai said that implementation of higher wages had been delayed for years due to reasons such as objections raised by former L-G Najeeb Jung, and later by the HC order of not taking “any coercive action” against those not paying minimum wages to workers.
The tussle between the Delhi CM and the L-G had started after Kejriwal took office for the second time in 2015. Najeeb Jung was the Lieutenant-General of Delhi then. Jung, however, resigned and Anil Baijal took over but the power struggle continued.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away early Thursday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Sonia Gandhi, Arun Jaitley Dr Karan Singh, Najeeb Jung arrived at the hospital to pay last respects to the deceased J&K CM.