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AAP-LG tussle: Focus on governance, BJP's 'friendly advice' to Arvind Kejriwal


New Delhi, Jun 2: Taking a jibe at Arvind Kejriwal for what it described as his knack of picking up fights with everyone, BJP today had a word of "friendly" advice for him saying that as the Delhi Chief Minister, he should focus on governance instead as it is "serious business".

"He (Kejriwal) has won a decisive victory. He should work and do governance. I regret to say repeatedly that governance is becoming a casualty.

Focus on governance, BJP to Kejriwal

"Arvind Kejriwal ji, let me give you an uncalled-for friendly advice. Governance is serious business, please keep it in mind," said Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The AAP chief fights with his own party and is also at loggerheads with the Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Prasad. Kejriwal also fights with officials and locks up their offices, the BJP leader further charges. "He should work instead, I will hope," he said.

Meanwhile, Prasad said that the posting of officers from Bihar in Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Bureau was a "serious" matter and expressed concern as to how the process for the appointment of officers can be changed after a high court has decided something.

[AAP-Jung fresh standoff: MHA backs LG over issue of appointments in Delhi govt's ACB]

"As far as the posting of officers is concerned, (BIhar Chief Minister) Nitish Kumar knows the law; when the high court has decided, then how has he changed the process of appointing officers. It is a serious matter," he said.

Prasad, however, refused to answer a query on allegations made over the appointment of CVC and CIC.

Three inspectors and two sub-inspectors of Bihar Police have joined Delhi government's ACB after a request in this regard was made by AAP government to Kumar's office.

But reacting strongly to the move, Jung's office virtually rejected the appointment of the five officials and reaffirmed that the ACB functions under his direct authority and control.


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