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If LG is government, summon him for waterlogging: Arvind Kejriwal to Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court had on Thursday warned the city government officials with contempt of court action if the work was not completed to control waterlogging.


If LG is government, summon him for waterlogging: Arvind Kejriwal to Delhi HC

New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court lashed out at the city government for its failure to prevent waterlogging, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said it should summon Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and ask him about it.

The HC had on Thursday warned the Delhi government officials with contempt of court action if the work was not completed to control waterlogging here.

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said:

As the state government counsel argued that the senior officials were not in their control at all, citing the power sharing between Lt Governor and the Delhi government, the court said it was not concerned about it.

The court on August 31 also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the waterlogging situation in the city, saying there was "no justification for clogged drains".

The national capital on Wednesday came to a standstill due to waterlogging after three hours of heavy rains.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was visiting the national capital, began his lecture at IIT-Delhi, where he reached late due to the situation, with a light-hearted comment said: "I don`t know if you came in boats or amphibious vehicle of some kind."

(With IANS inputs)

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