I am external affairs minister, LG a headmaster: Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Dec 5: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he felt sapped by the day-to-day "interference" by the central government and this was the main reason why he was not holding any portfolio himself as all this had forced him to function like a "foreign relations" minister.

"The day-to-day interference has sapped us badly. It is the biggest challenge," he said referring to the bitter feud between the Delhi and central governments.

I am external affairs minister: Kejriwal

He said any good decision taken by his government was declared "null and void" by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.

"The Lt. Governor has been like a headmaster...," Kejrwal said, lamenting: "You need the space to govern."

"I handle the politics of this Delhi governance and all the ministers-handled governance. One is politics and second is.... I would call it external relations."

Jung, who reports to the Centre, had been accused by the Aam Aadmi Party government of hindering its work.


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