Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday hailed the Delhi high court judgement holding that the Lt Governor and not the chief minister as the administrative head of Delhi.
“Kejriwal tried to bite more than he could chew, by conveniently choosing to ignore the fact that every government is bound by certain legal and constitutional limitations,” he said, adding, “In the process he forgot his actual role, thus leaving the people who elected him in the lurch, besides undermining the administrative structure there.”
He further said, “There have been CMs in Delhi before Kejriwal also, belonging to different political parties. They never faced any problems or cried victimhood even when there were different parties ruling at the Centre, as they restricted themselves to the role they had been elected for.”
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a leader of Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), also termed “historic” the decision of Delhi HC and said the verdict “exposed the propaganda unleashed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal against the Centre”.
“It has been proved beyond any doubt that [Kejriwal] lacks political wisdom and knowledge of democratic set-up of the country,” a statement by her said.
“The nation has seen that he waged an unconstitutional war against the lieutenant governor of Delhi and squandered the taxpayers’ money on unnecessary litigation to fulfil his political ambitions,” she said.
“Kejriwal had deceived the people of Delhi and now he is befooling the people of Punjab,” she said, referring to AAP’s foray into Punjab where elections are due early next year.