Behind Our Back, Tweets Arvind Kejriwal After Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Meets Officials On Covid


'Behind Our Back': Arvind Kejriwal After Lt Governor Meets Officials

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal meets officers on town’s Covid state of affairs

New Delhi:

The Delhi authorities has criticised the Lieutenant Governor for holding a gathering on COVID-19 immediately with officers “behind the back of an elected government”. A tweet by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to this impact is prone to worsen rocky ties between the Aam Aadmi Party authorities and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over blurry traces on how greatest to run the nationwide capital.

“It is against the Constitution and Supreme Court judgement to hold such parallel meetings behind the back of an elected government. We are democracy. People have elected a Council of Ministers. If you have any questions, please ask your ministers. Avoid holding direct meetings with officers. Let’s respect democracy, sir,” Mr Kejriwal replied to a tweet by the Lt Governor’s workplace displaying images of him assembly Delhi officers over the Covid state of affairs.

The Kejriwal authorities has been notably offended by an amended regulation on governing the nationwide capital, which cleared parliament in March this 12 months, as in its view the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) or GNCTD Act gave extra powers to the Lt Governor – the centre’s consultant in Delhi – in comparison with town’s elected authorities.

The centre maintained the amended regulation would additional outline the tasks of the elected authorities and the Lt Governor consistent with the constitutional scheme of governance, as interpreted by the Supreme Court. A blurry line of tasks has been the largest level of battle between the Lt Governor’s workplace and the Aam Aadmi Party authorities ever because it got here to energy within the nationwide capital in 2013.

Mr Kejriwal had known as the modification to the GNCTD Act an “insult” to the folks of Delhi.

In at present’s tweet, the Lt Governor stated, “Reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Delhi and future preparedness with Chief Secretary, ACS (Home and Health), Divisional Commissioner, Secretary (Health), MD-DMRC and other officials concerned.”

Among different measure, Mr Baijal requested officers to make sure all liquid oxygen crops are made useful and media oxygen storage tanks are stored in high form not less than by the top of this month.

Steps to make sure sufficient buffer inventory of medicines for Covid and Black Fungus have been mentioned. “Concern was expressed regarding reported violation of Covid appropriate behaviour in Metro and other means of public transport,” the Lt Governor tweeted.


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