New Delhi: CPI today attacked the BJP government “for using” the Delhi Lieutenant Governor to undermine an elected government and termed its notification on appointment of officials a “provocative step”.
“What the LG did (on appointment of officials of Delhi government) cannot be approved. Now the Centre has issued this notification, which is a provocative step,” CPI National Secretary, D Raja, said.
He said the powers of the LG of Delhi and Puducherry are governed by Articles 239 (A) and 239 (AA) and cannot be used unless in case of an emergency.
“There was no emergency in Delhi,” he said. Observing that the matter was taken up to the President, Raja said now the people are asking whether the President has approved all these steps by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung and the Centre.
“The BJP government is dragging the President into a controversy. BJP should not use LG's office to undermine the elected government, which reflects the aspirations of the people,” he said.
Regarding one year of BJP rule at the Centre, the CPI leader said, “Selfies and self-goals are now identified with the BJP government. Good days have begun to arrive for the rich and there is nothing in it for the common people.”
The BJP government has been undermining the public sector and the role of the state in a country like India. They have also been encouraging social obscurantism by attacking minorities, rewriting history and reshaping our composite culture, he charged.
“One-year rule has posed great challenges to the country and the people and measures like the Land Acquisition Bill will directly hit the rural poor,” he added.