Deputy CM Sisodia rains fury on LG Najeeb Jung
The bureaucrats handpicked by LG Najeeb Jung are neither attending meetings nor listening to their ministers, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged, while putting the onus of waterlogging and traffic gridlock across the city on them.
Sisodia along with Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain also targeted the Prime Minister over the “shunting” out of top bureaucrats and setting up of the LG-constituted panel to examine files, alleging that it was formed at the “behest” of the Prime Minister.
Sisodia’s attack on Jung came on a day rains pounded the national Capital, crumbling the city’s civic infrastructure. The Municipal bodies in Delhi are BJP-ruled while Police comes under the Centre.
Venting his fury, Sisodia said that since the appointment of the panel on Tuesday, Delhi government has had to focus on “appeasing LG’s officers” and not the welfare of its residents.
Jung has deployed officials “starting from peons to the Chief Secretary” to scrutinise the files of the last one-and-a-half-years and due to that “three of my meetings had to be cancelled”, Sisodia said.
“Why is the LG, who gave over 50 interviews on his officers, not speaking on water-logging and traffic jam in the city? Your officers are neither coming to the meetings called by ministers, nor listening to them. Few even say that they have been barred to do so.
“I request the LG to go out like the ministers, taking along officers appointed by him, and solve the waterlogging and traffic woes of the residents,” Sisodia said in a series of tweets, promptly shared by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.