Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey said Lt Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, has been speaking the language of an aristocratic overlord, expressing his interest in dismissing the elected Government of Delhi, and dissolving the Legislative Assembly that has been chosen by the people of Delhi, ever since the Delhi High Court’s decision came in last week.
“The L-G is answerable directly to the Central Government and the Prime Minister; the AAP strongly believes that the anti-democracy and anti-people statements that he has been making over the past few days on various platforms are actually the opinions of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself,” he said while addressing to the reporters.
The growing popularity of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the revolutionary steps being taken by the Delhi Government towards public welfare have scared the Prime Minister to the extent that he is determined to finish off the Aam Aadmi Party and its Government in Delhi, and is using the L-G as his mouthpiece to express this desire of his.
Dilip Pandey said, “Delhi’s newly declared ‘overlord’ Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has been declaring with great confidence his rights and powers through his media interviews. We urge him to reveal his opinion on matters of public importance with the same boldness.
On the row AAP has posed the following questions to LG:
1) You are claiming the Central government did not do anything to initiate any confrontation and it was the Arvind Kejriwal govt which went to the court, but you are completely silent on 21 May 2015 notification of Modi govt which took away many powers of Delhi govt – why was this notification issued?
2) Why did you reject Delhi Govt’s policy to provide permanent jobs to 17,000 guest teachers?
3) Why did you reject Delhi Govt’s proposal for starting premium bus services in Delhi, a scheme which was even praised by Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley?
4) 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?
5) Is it not a fact that being the head of DDA you have failed to direct it to clear its Rs 1200 crore pending property tax dues towards the MCDs despite the fact that employees of municipal corporations are struggling to get their salaries?
The Aam Aadmi Party demanded that the L-G speak on matters of public importance, apart from declaring his rights and powers, so that the people of Delhi are able to determine his commitment to the state.