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‘LG’s contention that Centre was non-confrontational contrary to his actions’

‘LG’s contention that Centre was non-confrontational contrary to his actions’
AAP on Wednesday said Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s contention that the Centre did not do anything which could have led to a confrontation with the Delhi government was contrary to his actions that included stalling of several key projects of the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation.

Referring to a notification, dated May 21, 2015, AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said Jung had termed as “unconstitutional” the Chief Minister’s order asking officers to send files directly to ministers. The notification had also said that the LG was the sole authority in matters of ordering transfer and posting of bureaucrats.

“You (Jung) are saying the central government did not do anything to initiate any confrontation and it was the Arvind Kejriwal government which went to the court, but you are completely silent on the May 21, 2015, notification which took away many powers of Delhi government. Why was this notification issued?” Pandey asked.

The AAP leader asked why did Jung reject the Delhi government’s plan to provide permanent jobs to 17,000 guest teachers and the proposal for starting premium bus service in Delhi. “Is it not a fact that the notification for allowing bus lane service in Delhi to ease traffic congestion is pending with you since a long time?” Pandey asked.

Attacking Jung over the functioning of Delhi Police, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and three civic bodies, Pandey said all these agencies that report to him are not known to have a good administrative track record.

“Being the head of DDA, you have failed to direct it to clear its Rs 1,200 crore property tax dues towards MCDs despite the fact that employees of municipal corporations are struggling to get their salaries.

“MCDs are known to be the most corrupt civic bodies in the world and crime against women have risen in Delhi over the last two years,” he claimed.

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