Fresh tension seems to be brewing up between the Delhi CM and Lieutenant Governor office as Arvind Kejriwal on Friday approved the AAP government's much publicised project - the doorstep delivery of rations. Kejriwal announced on Twitter that "all objections" to the proposal have been "overruled". Kejriwal's announcement has come just a couple of days after the Supreme Court demarcated the authority of the LG office over the issue of ruling Delhi.
"Approved Doorstep Delivery of Rations. Overruled all objections to the proposal. Directed Food Dept to start its implementation immediately," Kejriwal said. "Directed dept to keep me informed of daily progress," the Delhi CM added in his tweet. Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia are likely to meet the LG later in the day.
Approved Doorstep Delivery of Rations. Over ruled all objections to the proposal. Directed Food Dept to start its implementation immediately.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 6, 2018
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had objected to the Delhi government's ambitious proposal of doorstep delivery of rations and asked the AAP dispensation to consult the Centre before executing it. The Kejriwal government argues that it does not need any suggestion from the Centre to implement its proposals.
The Supreme Court had on Wednesday (July 4) ruled that the LG cannot be an 'obstructionist' and should act on the advice of the elected government. Following the top court's observations, the AAP government had claimed 'victory' in the turf war with LG. However, the top court refrained from saying anything over the issue of transfer, posting of official - the bone of contention between the two offices.