Delhiites should now approach L-G Jung for resolving civic issues: AAP
Delhi high court on Thursday held that the L-G is the administrative head of national capital territory and the AAP dispensation’s contention that he is bound to act on the advice of council of ministers was “without substance”.delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2016 23:41 IST
After a Delhi court vested the powers of the state in the hands of the lieutenant governor, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the people of the Capital can now knock his doors if they have any issue with civic amenities.
Attacking the L-G Najeeb Jung over alleged inaction in CNG scam, DDCA case and an FIR filed against Reliance, AAP leader Ashutosh said: “From today onwards, I urge people that if they have any civic amenities issue related to power and water then they should go to the Lt Governor because after the High Court judgement all powers lie with him now.
“We expect that all the work that the Delhi Government was doing for public good and our battle against corruption will now be carried forward by the LG with the same commitment and honesty with which it was performing,” Ashutosh said.
In a huge setback for the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi high court on Thursday held that the L-G is the administrative head of national capital territory and the AAP dispensation’s contention that he is bound to act on the advice of council of ministers was “without substance”.
Stressing that the party “humbly differs” with the high court judgement, he questioned what would be role of chief minister, his cabinet and the elected representatives in such a scenario.
“We hope to get justice in the Supreme Court the way it gave in the case of Arunachal Pradesh (reinstating the Congress government),” he said.
Dubbing Jung a “guardian of scam and scamsters”, Ashutosh asked how many times finance Arun Jaitley was summoned in connection with the alleged irregularities in Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).
“We also expect that the LG will take action against Delhi’s electricity discoms. He should explain what he plans to do about all the legislations passed by the Delhi Assembly for the benefit of the people, which have been blocked by the Union Home Ministry.
“Since Najeeb Jung is the head of the NCT and also the ACB, we want to know what action has be taken in the DDCA case, CNG fitness scam. What is the status of the FIR? We want to know what action has taken against Jaitley. How many times has been summoned?” he asked.
Ashutosh said the Delhi government had increased circle rates in favour of farmers and land owners from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 3 crore per acre. “Will the LG implement this order? Or will he be biased towards the builder lobby and nullify it?” he asked.
The Delhi government had formed a commission of inquiry in the CNG fitness scam and DDCA case, a decision, which the high court termed illegal since it was issued without concurrence of the LG.