Delhi power tussle: Kejriwal meets Rajnath Singh, says home minister will talk to his officers

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the issues related to Supreme Court order which led to a new impasse between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor.

Kejriwal said that while the Supreme Court order clearly states that the concurrence of the L-G is not required for decisions taken in subjects other than Police, Land and Law-Order, the L-G is not obeying this order.

“We told him (Rajnath Singh) that L-G and the Centre are interpreting the order in a strange manner. They say that we will obey half the order,” he said.

“They say that when Division Bench issues its judgment, we will obey. How can you say that you will obey half of the judgment of the Constitution Bench and half of the Division Bench? In this way they will even hold up the SC like they did the Delhi govt,” said Kejriwal.

The CM added that the Home Minister heard the concerns of the Delhi government and assured that he will discuss the matter with his officers. “He is going out for three days and will meet me again on July 16,” Kejriwal said.

On July 4, the Supreme Court ruled that position of the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi was not that of a Governor but an administrator only “in a limited sense”.