Arvind Kejriwal attacks Delhi LG, says 'I'm elected CM, not a terrorist'

AAP convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday attacked Lt Governor Anil Baijal, alleging that the latter is hiding certain important documents from his ministers.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Oct 04, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal attacks Delhi LG, says 'I'm elected CM, not a terrorist'

New Delhi: AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday attacked Lt Governor Anil Baijal, alleging that the latter is hiding certain important documents from his ministers.

Speaking in the State Assembly, Kejriwal said that he is an elected Chief Minister and not a terrorist.

"I also wanted to tell LG sir, I'm the elected Chief Minister of Delhi and not a terrorist," Kejriwal said.

Then pointing to his Deputy Manish Sisodia, he said, "He is the elected Education Minister of Delhi and he's not a terrorist."

The Chief Minister made these remarks during the discussion on a Bill to regularise 15,000 guest teachers of government schools. 

Baijal had on Tuesday said that the Bill to regularise guest teachers was "beyond the legislative competence" of the Assembly and asked Kejriwal to reconsider introduction of the legislation in the House.

Baijal said that the Delhi Government had no executive powers in matters related to the Bill and that it was a matter on which the Lt. Governor was required to act on his discretion.

Kejriwal today responded by saying that the files regarding guest teachers were being hidden from his ministers. 

"What does the LG Sir want to hide? Why is he denying?" he asked. 

"Is there any state secret in these files and we look like terrorists and you worry that if we get this secret we'll do something with it?" Kejriwal said.

"We are not terrorists and if you hide files from us, history will remember that your intentions were wrong and you ruined Delhi," Kejriwal said.

With IANS inputs