New Delhi, Aug 14: Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has been whimpering that State police is not in its control, surprisingly never made any such formal demand to the Home Ministry. This startling revelation has come to fore through a RTI application, filed by an activist Dev Ashish Bhattacharya .
Reportedly, till date AAP Government has not written a single letter to Home Ministry, a nodal agency which looks after law and order thing in Delhi and has the right to think about transferring Delhi police to State Government. Even Chief Minister's office or offices of Kejriwal's entire Cabinet never wrote to Home Ministry regarding the same.
"The replies show that Kejriwal has not written any letter to formally seek control over Delhi Police. It makes one wonder if all the advertisements in the media are just to carry on a blame game and not seriously address such an issue", Bhattacharya was quoted by ET.
Bhattacharya who had filed RTI application in April this year had sought information from Home Ministry on the issue. Peeved with recent series of untoward incidents in Delhi i.e Turkman Gate road rage case and farmer's suicide in AAP's rally, Bhattacharya had filed the application.
The Home ministry said that there is no such correspondence between our office and Delhi Government's office.
According to ET report, the ministry had also transferred the application to chief minister's office and Delhi Police just to cross check the matter. But Kejriwal's office, State's home department and offices of his Cabinet colleagues all said no in unison on the matter when information was sought under the RTI.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been blaming Center for debilitating Law and order in the national capital.
Kejriwal has expressed his displeasure so many times on the issue, saying that he can't do anything as Delhi Police is not under his control.
He keeps on repeating the banal statement that as police is under Center's control, law and order has hit nadir in the national capital.