New Delhi, July 23(IANS) - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday denounced Lt Governor…
DELHI: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy targeted Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, alleging he is “unsuited” for the post and pitched for a RSS person as his replacement. “In my opinion, this LG of Delhi Mr. Jung is unsuited for this high post…….We need a Sangh person in Delhi,” he said in a tweet.
Swamy, who has previously attacked a number of high-profile people like outgoing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, gave no reason for seeking Jung’s ouster.
He is also a trenchant critic of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has in the past accused Jung of targeting his government at BJP’s behest.
Kejriwal v/s Jung continues
Earlier in the day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has ordered transfer of several senior officials engaged in flagship projects of the AAP government, prompting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “hell bent” to “destroy” Delhi.
This is the first major reshuffle by the Lt Governor in Public Works Department (PWD) and Environment and Health Departments following the Delhi High Court ruling that the Lt Governor is the administrative head of the national capital.
Jung has replaced Health secretary Tarun Seem with IAS officer Chandrakar Bharti while Ashwani Kumar has been appointed as new PWD Secretary in place of non-IAS cadre office Sarvagya Srivastava.
In the wake of the HC order that stamped the primacy of the LG in the city administration, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had requested Jung not to transfer Seem and Srivastava as they were handling flagship projects — setting up of mohalla clinics and construction of new school buildings — of the Kejriwal government.
“Today, several officers transferred by LG directly.
Files not even shown to CM or any minister.
Reacting strongly to the LG’s order, Sisodia said that if quality of health and education deteriorates, Modi will be responsible as he is creating hurdles in the functioning of the AAP government.
“We have got to know that Modiji has asked LG on phone to transfer these two offices. Modi can go to any extent. If education and health quality deteriorates, Modiji will be responsible for this,” he said.
With inputs from PTI and ANI