New Delhi: Attacking Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit for her sharp criticism of Lt Governor Tajendra
Khanna, the BJP on Friday said it only exemplifies her "arrogance
and disappointment with her own government."
Dikshit had accused Khanna of interfering in functioning
of the Delhi government.
"The LG is nominated by the Prime Minister and the Home
Minister. The criticism of the LG by Dikshit is in effect a
direct attack on the Prime Minister and the Home Minster,"
senior BJP leader V K Malhotra said.
The leader of Opposition said the party has given a
notice to the Assembly Secretariat for raising breach of
privilege against Dikshit as under the conduct of business of
Delhi Assembly, no member can speak against the President, any
Governor or any court of justice.
"It is a contempt of the House," he said.
Malhotra said Dikshit`s attack on Khanna "only
exemplified her arrogance, frustration and disappointment with
her own Government."
Dikshit, while replying to a resolution on granting full
statehood to Delhi yesterday, attacked Khanna and accused
him of undermining the powers of her government and
interfering in its functioning.
Angry over Khanna`s rejection of Delhi Cabinet`s decision
on raising circle rates, Dikshit even went on to say that
Assembly and the city government should be done away with
if they are not allowed to function.
Malhotra alleged that Dikshit made the attack on
Khanna in an attempt to hide her failure in all the fronts.
He said if Dikshit stops trying to "cover up her
failures" and sincerely fight for full statehood for Delhi,
then BJP would be willing to support her on it.