The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has convened a two-day emergency session of the Legislative Assembly beginning Tuesday amid a bitter fight between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
“If Kejriwal thinks that the MHA notification is not right they should reach the court. AAP MLAs were using unparliamentary language against the LG and PM Narendra Modi,” said BJP MLA OP Sharma.
The Speaker called in marshals to throw out BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma who slammed the Speaker and alleged that he was not impartial. Sharma had also alleged that Alka Lamba had accused Jung of bribing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a charge which the AAP MLA strongly denied.
Chaos broke out in the Assembly when the Speaker said that he was breaking convention to criticize L-G’s silence when Delhi Police challenged the powers of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).
After being thrown out of the Assembly, Sharma said that AAP should go to court if they feel that the Home Ministry’s notification backing Jung is wrong. “It is wrong to use foul language against the Lt Governor. I opposed this and I was thrown out. Speaker is biased and he is behaving like a member and not a Speaker,” he said.
BJP leader Nupur Sharma, too, criticised the AAP government. She said, “The AAP government is behaving like dictators. This is a dangerous time for the democracy.”
The national capital is witnessing a power tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment, transfer and postings of bureaucrats. It intensified after the Union Home Ministry issued a notification backing the L-G in the tussle with the AAP government.