Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 11:21 IST
Accusing Arvind Kejriwal of constructing “deceptive and derogatory remarks”, Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Friday wrote to the chief minister saying that when he invited Kejriwal and his deputy, Manish Sisodia, for talks, they chose to come with 80 people. The L-G added that he would, in fact, “love” to have the 2 leaders over, and would have “served lunch as properly”.
Given the short notice and sudden demand on Kejriwal’s part, it would not have been possible to have a meeting with 70 to 80 people at once, nor would have it served any concrete purpose, he explained.
“Unfortunately, you went ahead to make a convenient political posture that ‘the LG refused to meet me’,” Saxena stated. “I need to point out right here that I used to be quite astounded at the truth that at the same time as town is grappling with a number of critical developmental points, you discovered time to stroll for lengthy and stage a protest meant solely for posturing, quite than taking the problem to a logical conclusion by assembly me,” the L-G wrote to Kejriwal.
Referring to Kejriwal’s attack on him in the Assembly two days ago, Saxena said, “As to ‘who is LG’ and ‘where did he come from’, can be answered, if you were to even cursorily refer to the Constitution of India, others do not deserve a reply, since they obviously cater to a very low level of discourse.”
The L-G additionally stated that he was not appearing as a “headmaster”, as Kejriwal remarked “sarcastically”, however was working as a “benign but conscientious voice” of the people derived from the Constitution of India.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal on Friday alleged that LG was playing dirty politics rather than taking steps to improve the law-and-order situation of the city.
His remarks came a day after Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal alleged she was molested by a drunk man while she was on an inspection at night, and dragged by his car for 10-15 metres outside AIIMS here with her hand stuck in the vehicle’s window.
Amid a growing tussle between the two sides, Kejriwal claimed the LG had called a series of meetings with government officials despite having no powers to do so.
“Law and order situation fast deteriorating in Delhi. The L-G, rather than taking steps to improve it, is busy playing dirty politics. He has called a series of meetings of Delhi government officers today, which he has no powers to do, to further meddle and interfere in an elected government’s functioning,” Kejriwal stated in a tweet. Along with the tweet, he tagged a media report of the Thursday incident involving Maliwal.
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