Day after assault on bureaucrat, BJP MP wants Jung’s removal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2015 09:43 IST
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung during an interview with Hindustan Times at Raj Niwas, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

BJP MP Udit Raj on Friday accused lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung of being a ‘super king’ who didn’t lend ears to him. He was referring to the alleged assault of a district magistrate by his supporters.

A day after the northwest Delhi parliamentarian’s supporters were accused of beating up a senior IAS officer posted as district magistrate in the Delhi government, Raj demanded that the LG should be removed.

“The LG is a super king. He must be removed. I will write to the government against him,” said Raj, adding that he had to wait for 3-4 days to discuss issues with Jung.

“He does not listen to me, and when I asked for his mobile phone number once, he declined to share it with me,” the BJP MP said. “There are only seven MPs in Delhi. If he will not talk to them who else will he talk to?” he said.

Referring to the alleged assault on the DM of northwest, Raj claimed the police acted in a ‘one-sided’ manner and favoured the DM, under pressure from bureaucrats.

“They (authorities) simply don’t listen to politicians and detest them,” said Raj.

Demanding the transfer and suspension of the DM, DCP of outer Delhi and station house officer of Kanjhawala, he said he met home minister Rajnath Singh about the issue.

However, leader of oppposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta termed the demand as a personal one and not that of the party’s. The LG’s office refused to comment. Meanwhile, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, whose government has been entangled in a turf war with the LG, said Raj, instead of making statements to the media, should directly talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Udit Raj’s party has its own government. If he wants to remove the LG, he can.”

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