New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him of the ongoing tussle with L-G Najeeb Jung over the appointment of senior bureaucrats in his government.
“We had a good meeting with the President, We've apprised him of recent developments, he heard the matter carefully, said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia after meeting the President.
Kejriwal, accompanied by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, accused the L-G for running the government on his own terms and bypassing the orders of CM and council of minsters.
“We told the President that LG sir is trying to run the Delhi Govt on his own terms. He is directly issuing instructions to officers bypassing CM and Council of Ministers,” complained Sisodia.
Sisodia blamed L-G for interfering in the appointment of secretaries as well.
“Despite of our disapproval, L-G insisted on appointment of Acting Chief Secretary. We later approved it & now Shakuntala ji working as acting Chief Secy, but now he is (LG) interfering in appointment of Secretaries,” added Sisodia.
Earlier in the day, Najeeb Jung also met President Pranab Mukherjee to make him aware of the stand-off over appointment of acting chief secretary Shakuntala Gamlin and other bureaucrats