After launching an attack on RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy appears to have trained his guns on Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor (LG) Najeeb Jung.
The former union minister joined East Delhi MP Maheish Girri, who is on a hunger strike outside Kejriwal’s residence, and launched a no-holds-barred attack on the Delhi CM and LG. Girri is protesting against Kejriwal’s allegation that the former had a role to play in NDMC official MM Khan’s murder.
Swamy accused Kejriwal of breaching constitutional norms while running the Delhi government and sought the President’s intervention, alleging a complete breakdown of governance in the national capital.
“There appears to be a complete breakdown of any semblance of governance in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The AAP is functioning in a highly arbitrary, unreasonable and mala fide manner. Since the NCT is where the Union government is also located, it has become crucial to restore some semblance of governance immediately,” Swamy said in his letter to the President.
Swamy claimed he has information to suggest that the LG was playing a “mischievous role” of “abetting” Kejriwal at the behest of the Congress. In the letter to Pranab Mukherjee, Swamy called Kejriwal’s allegation against Girri “scurrilous and undocumented”.
Swamy said Kejriwal had turned all known principles of democratic jurisprudence “upside down” much like the 14th century Sultan of Delhi Mohammed Bin Tughlak.
Accusing Kejriwal of resorting to “shoot and scoot” tactic to attack political rivals, Swamy asked him to either show documents to corroborate his charges against Girri or apologise.