‘Dirty politics’: Kejriwal hits back at Delhi L-G on law and order situation
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit out at the L-G over the law and order situation in the national capital, saying the latter was playing “dirty politics”.
By Amit Bhardwaj: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday responded to LG VK Saxena’s letter and directed him to focus on the law and order situation in the national capital.
In his letter, the Delhi L-G said that he has agreed to meet Chief Minister Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. However, the CM insisted on meeting him with 70-80 MLAs, which the L-G turned down.
Now, Kejriwal, in his reply, said that Saxena may have met them for five minutes.
Maybe take five minutes to meet us. If the entire Delhi Cabinet and Delhi MLAs are standing outside your house, it must have been an important issue related to Delhi,” Kejriwal said in a letter to the Delhi L-G.
Earlier in the day, Delhi L-G attacked Kejriwal for low attendance in government schools in the national capital.
Student attendance in government schools in Delhi has declined from 70.73% in 2012-2013 to 60.65% in 2019-2020.
Speaking about the attendance issue, the Delhi Chief Minister said, “If the central government and all the LGs had not hindered the work of the people of Delhi in the past, they would have achieved a lot more.”
“No system is perfect. There has been a huge improvement in Delhi’s education system over the past. But there is more to do. There is still a long way to go,” Kejriwal wrote in the letter.
आज सुबह LG साहिब का पत्र मिला। उन्हें मेरा जवाब।
सर, हमें अपना काम करने दीजिए, आप दिल्ली की क़ानून व्यवस्था ठीक कीजिए ताकि कंझावला जैसा दूसरा केस फिर ना हो… pic.twitter.com/3ZTW2rpDG7
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 20, 2023
“On the one hand, the L-G stops the salaries of Mohalla clinic doctors, laboratory tests and payment of rent and electricity bills, and then they say that the Mohalla clinics are not proper. The Delhi L-G orders officials to stop all funds of the Delhi Jal Board, and then worries that the people of Delhi are not getting water. ,” Kejriwal added in his letter.
On rising crime in Delhi
The Delhi CM launched a scathing attack on the L-G over the rising crime in the national capital.
He said, “The Constitution has given you three responsibilities – law and order in Delhi, Delhi Police and DDA. Today the law and order situation in Delhi is very bad across the country. When the world calls Delhi the rape capital, every Delhiite hangs his head in shame. Crime continues to rise in Delhi. It has become difficult for any woman to step out of the house.
She wrote about the recent attack on Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal and her alleged molestation and drag by a cab driver.
“Delhi Commission for Women president Swati Maliwal has just been assaulted. If the chairperson of the Women’s Commission is not safe, how can we guarantee the safety of a common woman,” Kejriwal said.