An open war between the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najib Jung is continuing. Kejriwal is fuming at Jung for taking decisions without consulting him in respect of administrative matters. Aap leaders said that Jung’s decisions were one-side without giving importance to their elected government. The appointment of 1984 batch IAS officer Shakunthala Gamlin as in-charge chief secretary of Delhi has created a new fissure between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najib Jung. She has been appointed by Jung without consulting Kejriwal. The present chief secretary K K Sharma has gone on tour to US for personal work. Jung has selected her setting aside her seniors for appointment.
Kejriwal attended the court in connection with a case over hurdles created for police duties at the rally held at railway bhavan last year. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and three other AAP leaders also attended the court along with cm. Kejriwal advocates informed the court that they have not received papers related to the case. And the court ordered the investigating officers that all documents and CDs should be handed over to cm. But the court rejected Kejriwal’s plea for personal attendance in the court. Further hearing was postponed to August 4. On the other senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas also received a jolt from the Delhi high court, which refused to stay the summons issued by the Delhi mahila commission. One woman complained to the mahila commission against Kumar for condemning reports on an illegal relationship. And the commission issued notices to Kumar to appear before it on May 4 and 6 and give explanations. With this development Kejri government appears to have decided to dismiss the Delhi mahila commission chairperson Barqa Singh. Kejri government also issued show-cause notice to Barqa Singh as to why she should not be sacked.