New Delhi: BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday took on her political rival Arvind Kejriwal over the latter's strong remark against bureaucrats.
Taking to Twitter, Bedi said, “CM of Delhi threatening civil service officers to obey the party-political line will have serious consequences for future of Delhi. Be aware.”
CM of Delhi threatening civil service officers to obey the party-political line will have serious consequences for future of Delhi. Be aware
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) April 20, 2016
Kejriwal on Tuesday asked bureaucrats working with his government not to "play politics" with elected representatives, saying it hampers the government's functioning and "downgrades" its credibility.
Addressing bureaucrats on Civil Services Day, Kejriwal said civil servants should become part of his "honest, transparent" government and serve the people of Delhi.
"My government is fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi. They have expressed faith in us by giving us massive and historic mandate.”
"I would certainly expect from the bureaucracy to support the government with regard to implementing its policies and programmes in order to fulfil the promises made to the electorates," he said.
Bedi was BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi's Assembly Elections. However, despite carrying out massive campaign she had lost to Aam Aadmi Party's SK Bagga from Krishna Nagar constituency.
(With PTI inputs)