Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hit out at Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for saying that he would explore the possibility of installing a popular government in Delhi in the next few days.
Kejriwal questioned Jung’s intention and asked whether the Lt Governor would seek for an adjournment in Supreme Court on Thursday.
The AAP chief’s comments came after the LG House today issued a statement saying that “In view of the president’s approval to explore the possibility of installing a popular government in Delhi, Najeeb Jung would be exploring the possibility with the leaders of all political parties over the next few days.”
Here’s what Kejriwal said: LG says he will call all party meeting in “next few days”? Why next few days? To seek adj in SC tomo? We demand that LG shud call all party meeting today itself, take final decision by eve and inform court tomo accordingly.
“It is unfortunate that LG is in active collusion with BJP and running the backdoor government for the BJP and acting as an agent of it rather than protecting the Constitution of India.
“We are in a democratic country and there should be a people’s government and elected government and LG should be trying his level best to have the elected government. Under BJP’s instruction, he is constantly delaying everything,” Kejriwal said.
The AAP national convener also accused LG of doing nothing in the last eight months to end political deadlock in the national capital.
The SC on Tuesday rapped the BJP government at the Centre over its tactics to delay government formation in the capital which has been under President’s Rule since Feb 17.
The top court expressed its displeasure at the central government’s delaying formation of a government in Delhi, even as it was told that President Pranab Mukherjee has given consent to invite the BJP for the purpose.