New Delhi: Amid reports that he was planning to write to the President over government formation, AAP today stepped up its attack on Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, alleging that he was acting at the behest of BJP.
“It's not the LG, but it's (BJP president) Amit Shah who is taking decisions. It is the Centre which is ruling Delhi,” senior party leader and AAP MLA Manish Sisodia told PTI. He also slammed Jung for his view that if elections were conducted, work and other developmental activities would come to a halt for two months.
“I don't subscribe to LG's logic because on one hand you are saying that people will suffer. It is better that work halts for two months during elections than for eight months when people are without any government.
“Today's government is an executive government. Executives work in a closed room. They don't have an interaction with public,” he said.
Sisodia said that the current administration under LG was not people oriented as it has its own limitations. “When we were in power, thousands of people would visit us, but LG and his staff are not in a position to interact with these people.
Elected government is solution oriented while executive government is just in an execution mode.
“So it is better to hold elections than what people are going through since last six months. An elected government would be for a good case. If AAP government comes to power, we will have a corruption-free government,” said Sisodia who was virtually second in command in the 49-day AAP government headed by Arvind Kejriwal.
He also attacked the BJP for not taking any decision on dissolution of the Legislative Assembly. Dissolution of the house would necessitate elections in the national capital.
“BJP is looking at it (the elections) politically.They are scared. They feel they are going to lose the battle badly, so they are not doing it,” he said.
Kejriwal resigned as the Chief Minister on February 14 and ever since Delhi has been placed under President's rule. The Aam Aadmi Party has demanding fresh polls in the national capital.
When asked about the “resentment” within the party cadres in Haryana and Maharashtra over the AAP's decision not to contest elections in these states, Sisodia said, “The decision was taken after country's scenario was taken into consideration.”