Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said that the confrontation between the offices of the Lt Governor and the chief minister should be resolved with understanding and negotiation in the interest of the people. She said the stand-off was `hurting` the residents of the city.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The open tussle between Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting chief secretary will demoralise the bureaucracy, three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said on Monday.
Amid a row over the appointment of Delhi's acting Chief Secretary, former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said an "atmosphere of confrontation" would be created if there is no coordination between the LG and the CM.
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said on Saturday that the ongoing conflict between Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment of a senior bureaucrat as Chief Secretary will not be beneficial for the national capital.
Three-time Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday termed as "vindictive" the Haryana government`s decision to probed the alleged irregularities, including the controversial multi-million-rupee land deals, of Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
A day after former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's comments on Rahul Gandhi, Congress on Wednesday asked senior leaders to refrain from making open comments on the leadership issue to avoid unnecessary controversy.
Congress Tuesday voiced displeasure over former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's remarks that there was "skepticism" over Rahul Gandhi's leadership qualities saying senior leaders should "refrain" from making such comments.
In what can be seen as differences in opinion over change of leadership in Congress, former Delhi chief minister and party's senior leader Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said that Sonia Gandhi should continue as party's president as she does not 'run away' from responsibilities.
Amid talk that Rahul Gandhi could soon become Congress president, party spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday said Sonia Gandhi is the "leader" for "99 per cent of" partymen and she is needed at the helm at this time more than ever in the past.
A city court today recorded the statement of Sheila Dikshit's ex-political secretary who has filed a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his alleged remarks against his predecessor during protests over power tariff hike in October 2012.
Taking over as the new president of Delhi Congress, Ajay Maken on Sunday rapped AAP for its "false promises" and said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is making demands like full statehood and Haryana water for Delhi to cover his failures as he knows these cannot be fulfilled.