New Delhi, May 19: In the wake of his ongoing tussle with Delhi Lt governor Najeeb Jung , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday got unexpected support from ousted leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.
Speaking on the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary, former AAP leaders have said that a democratically elected government should be respected.
According to India Today report, a statement from the Swaraj Abhiyan which was formed by these leaders after they were removed from the party, said, "In principle, Swaraj Abhiyan believes that the choice of a democratically elected government should be respected by Delhi's Lieutenant-Governor. But the politics of personal allegations, brinkmanship and dragging of the bureaucracy into petty political fights is unfortunate.
"Swaraj Abhiyan condemns it and believes that such a culture is not conducive to the health of democracy".
Reportedly, the leaders have hoped that both Jung and Kejriwal should leave ego aside and work in tandem for the betterment of Delhi people.
When Kejriwal decided to meet President
The turf war between the Arvind Kejriwal government and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung over postings and transfers of bureaucrats intensified on Monday as the Delhi chief minister decided to take up the matter with the president and the prime minister.
While Jung in a letter on Monday rejected the handing over of the additional charge of principal secretary (services) Anindo Majumdar to Rajendra Kumar, who is secretary to the chief minster, the Aam Aadmi Party government said it would not pay heed to it and would seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention.
"We received your letter today (Monday). What you have written is against the Constitution and that's why we cannot pay heed to it. In this matter, our chief minister (Kejriwal) will write to the prime minister," a government source quoted to IANS from the letter written to Jung.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal sought and was given time by President Pranab Mukherjee.
He will meet the President at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and apprise him of the ongoing issue, a Delhi government official said.
(with inputs from IANS)