Delhi(dna): Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government of trying to cut down on the rights of the Delhi Government.
"BJP had said they would give full statehood to Delhi, but now they are busy cutting-down on the rights of Delhi Government. Today, Arun Jaitley ji is saying that it needs national consensus. I think the central government is implementing things on their own but this is the assembly of people and there is nothing powerful than that. We will discuss it in the assembly and see what comes out," said Sisodia.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is busy doing dramas and fooling people rather than doing some concrete work, over the completion of 100 days of the AAP Government.
“100 days have passed and the people of Delhi are waiting for the AAP Government to do some concrete work, but he (Kejriwal) is busy in fighting with everyone. The notification by MHA is just a clarification. They are just fooling the people. The last time we saw part one of the drama and now it is part two of the drama,” said Upadhyay.
The Government of Delhi on Saturday called for a special session of the state Assembly on May 26 and 27.
“We will talk about the MHA's guidelines that have been released, on 26th and 27th in the special session of Delhi Assembly,” Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the notification on Friday, saying that Lieutenant Governor Jung has primacy in postings and transfers of officers belonging to Central services.
On this, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had reacted strongly to it, saying that the NDA Government at the Centre was trying to run the national capital through the 'backdoor'.
Kejriwal had also stated that the notification was indicative of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) nervousness about the Aam Aadmi Party's anti-corruption efforts.