- Is Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Patel being made next L-G of Delhi, asks Kejriwal
- Patel, served as home minister of Gujarat when Narendra Modi was chief minister
- Praful Patel faced criticism over some draft regulations aimed at changing Lakshadweep's landscape
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal posted a cryptic tweet on Saturday, asking if Lakshadweep Administrator Praful K Patel is being made the next Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Anil Baijal is the current Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
"Is Mr Praful Patel, Administrator of Lakshadweep, being made the next LG of Delhi?" Kejriwal tweeted.
Baijal, a 1969-batch UT cadre officer, was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in December 2016.
Patel, who served as the home minister of Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the chief minister, took charge as Lakshadweep administrator in December 2020.
Praful Patel faced criticism over some draft regulations brought under his leadership according to which any region, part on the island can be declared as a planning area by the administrator for the purpose of development.
Though people protested against draft regulations, Patel said he had no malafide intentions but decisions were driven to boost development.