Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said chief ministers should be consulted before the appointment of Lieutenant Governors or governors in their respective states, at an Inter State Council meeting held on Saturday.
“The chief minister demanded the Inter State Council should pass a resolution that chief ministers be consulted before the appointment of governors/LGs in their respective states, and President’s rule can only be imposed in any state if the government loses majority in the Assembly and not on any frivolous grounds by misusing the office of governors appointed by the Centre,” a government spokesperson said.
He also raised the issue of pending bills with the Centre at the meeting.
“Bills passed by the Delhi Assembly are still pending with the Centre. The Chief Minister demanded that the bills pending with the Centre be immediately granted approval so that people of Delhi could get benefit of the welfare schemes,” said a government spokesperson.
Kejriwal also demanded that the central government should waive off all the debts of farmers across the country to reduce their sufferings.
In the meet, CM also demanded that medicines should be provided free of costs and tests should also be conducted free in all government hospitals across the country like it has been done by the Delhi government since February.
Kejriwal also said the allegations of rise in prices of pulses due to hoarding at the Mundra Port should be probed with all seriousness.
Kejriwal also pointed out that Delhi contributes `1.5 lakh core to the Centre’s kitty in taxes, but surprisingly gets only a paltry `325 crore out of it. He demanded that Delhi be given `5,000 crore as per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.