Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung an agent of central govt, should be removed: Congress
As the tussle between Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Aam Aadmi Party continues, Congress on Saturday demanded Jung's removal.
New Delhi: As the tussle between Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Aam Aadmi Party continues, Congress on Saturday demanded Jung's removal.
Calling Jung an agent of the Central government, Congress leader Manish Tewari said, the sooner the Delhi Lieutenant Governor is removed the better it is.
Tewari's statement is certainly expected to give fodder to Arvind Kejriwal-led government to fire salvo at Jung.
The LG has been locked in a bitter tussle with Kejriwal over appointment and transfer of senior bureaucrats.
Earlier, the AAP convenor had described Jung as a 'BJP agent'.
Interestingly, BJP MP Udit Raj on Friday demanded the "removal" of Jung terming him as a "super king" for not heeding the views of elected representative, a day after three of his supporters were arrested for allegedly assaulting an IAS officer.
"The Lt Governor is behaving as a super king. He must be removed. I will write to the Centre against him," Udit Raj said adding that he had to wait for 3-4 days to talk to Jung to discuss "serious" public matters.
Reacting to the BJP MP's demand to remove Jung, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that instead of making statements to the media, he should directly talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
"Udit Raj's party has its own government .If he wants to remove the LG, he can. Why is he speaking to the media? He should directly talk to the Prime Minister," Sisodia said here.