Delhi: No place for violence in democracy, says LG Anil Baijal
Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and all his Cabinet colleagues met Lt. Governor on February 23 at Raj Niwas on the issue of alleged manhandling of Chief Secretary, Delhi at the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on February 19 residence.
The issue of ministers being attacked inside the Delhi secretariat was also raised. The LG strongly condemned the incidents and termed them as most unfortunate. He also noted that no government can fulfill its promises to the people if the employees feel demoralized and insecure.
"There is no place for violence in a democratic and civilized society. He observed that steps need to be taken to remove mistrust between the government employees and the elected govt. so that development of Delhi and public interest do not get adversely affected,"
In the morning of February 23, the Delhi Police visited the residence of the Chief Minister to inquire about the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, and extract CCTV footages of the meeting. The police claimed that discrepancies were found in the timing of the footage and that the CCTV footage was running late by 43 minutes.
The AAP, however, refuted all claims and that that they were asked illegal questions. Delhi CM also remarked,"This kind of zeal should be shown in all matters including the case of Judge Loya."