Should files from Delhi LG to CM reach BJP first? Arvind Kejriwal asks Anil Baijal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal whether it was appropriate that files marked by the LG to the state CM were first reaching to the BJP leaders.
In a letter to the Delhi LG, Kejriwal asked, “Is it appropriate that copies of files marked by the Lt. Governor to the Chief Minister should reach the BJP before they reach the CM?”
The Delhi CM shot off a letter to the LG after the latter returned a file pertaining to constitution of six wholesale markets to the Delhi government, seeking to know if all rules were followed in nominating members of the market’s committees.
Notably, Vijender Gupta, a BJP MLA and the leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly, had on June 13 briefed media about the LG returning the file related to mandies to the AAP government.
“This file reached my office late last evening (June 13), much after it reached the BJP and the BJP MLA had already made a statement.
“Does the LG think it is appropriate that copies of files marked by the LG to CM should reach the BJP before they reach CM?” Kejriwal asked in the letter.
The AAP government had sent the file to the LG for his approval on formation of committees for the six mandies. Yesterday, Gupta had alleged that, “The committees are being formed in violation of rules which lay down that the nominated members could only be agriculturist, traders and qualified commission agents and weighmen.”
( With PTI inputs)