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LG has no concern for the people of Delhi: AAP


New Delhi, Aug 10: Aam Aadmi Party today attacked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, saying he has no concern for the people of Delhi and is serving as the Prime Minister's political tool.

It said Jung's contention that the Centre "did not do anything which could have led to a confrontation with the Delhi government" was contrary to his actions that included stalling of several key projects of the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation.

'LG has no concern for the people'

Referring to LG's May 2015 notification, AAP Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said Jung termed as "unconstitutional" the chief minister's order asking officers to send files directly to ministers. The notification also said that the LG was the sole authority in the matter of transfers and postings of bureaucrats.

"You (Jung) are saying the central government did not do anything to initiate any confrontation and it was the Arvind Kejriwal government which went to the court, but you are silent on the May 21, 2015 notification which took away many powers of Delhi government.

Why was this notification issued?" Pandey said. He asked why Jung reject the Delhi government's plan to provide permanent jobs to 17,000 guest teachers and the proposal for starting premium bus service in the national capital.

"Is it not a fact that the notification for allowing bus lane service in Delhi to ease traffic congestion is pending with you for a long time?" Pandey asked. Attacking Jung over the functioning of Delhi Police, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and three civic bodies, Pandey said all these agencies, which reports to him, are not known to have a good administrative track record.

"Being the head of DDA, you have failed to direct it to clear its Rs 1,200 crore property tax dues towards MCDs despite the fact that employees of municipal corporations are struggling to get their salaries. "MCDs are known to be the most corrupt civic bodies in the world and crime against women have risen in Delhi over the last two years," he claimed.


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