Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Supremo Arvind Kejriwal today said that the Delhi High Court should summon Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for water-logging situation in the national capital instead of asking him to do the job.
Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal made this remark after the Delhi High Court slammed Delhi govt officials over the terrible water-logging situation that the city has been facing in the rainy season.
Kejriwal reminded the High Court that according to its own judgement, the L-G is the administrator of Delhi and therefore, the summon should be sent to him.
"This is strange. How can High Court not be concerned who is govt? HC says LG is govt and then asks CM to do the job?" Kejriwal said in a tweet today.
This is strange. How can High Court not be concerned who is govt? HC says LG is govt and then asks CM to do the job? https://t.co/Lv76XSjCID— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 2, 2016
"When HC has said that the LG is government, then it should summon the LG for water-logging," he added.
When HC has said that LG is govt, then HC shud summon LG for waterlogging. https://t.co/Lv76XSjCID— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 2, 2016
The court on Thursday warned the Delhi government officials with contempt of court action if it did not work to control water-logging here.
As the state government counsel argued that the senior officials were not in their control at all, citing the power sharing between Lt Governor and the Delhi government, the court said it was not concerned about it.
"This is strange. How can the high court not be concerned who is the government? It says the LG is the government and then asks the chief minister to do the job?" Kejriwal said.
The court on 31 August also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the water-logging situation in the city, saying there was "no justification for clogged drains".
The national capital on Wednesday came to a standstill due to waterlogging after three hours of heavy rains.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was visiting the national capital, while beginning his lecture at IIT-Delhi, where he reached late due to the situation, with a light-hearted comment said: "I don't know if you came in boats or amphibious vehicle of some kind."