Published On: Sat, May 16th, 2015

Delhi govt has blundered by opposing Gamlin appointment as acting Chief Secretary: BJP

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay on Saturday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should read the constitution before opposing the appointment of senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin as acting chief secretary of the city.

Shakuntala Gamlin, Acting Chief Secretary to Delhi Government

Shakuntala Gamlin, Acting Chief Secretary to Delhi Government

” Arvind Kejriwal needs to read the constitution. Either he has hasn’t read it or is pretending not to. They (AAP) themselves nominated the woman. I do not know what happened suddenly that they are behaving in this way,” said Upadhyay.

“The Delhi Government has made a big blunder. They have defamed a senior woman official verbally and secondly they are trying to give the position of the CS to a person who was accused in the Commonwealth scam,” he added.

Earlier on Friday, the AAP Government came under attack from the opposition for opposing the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting chief secretary of Delhi.

Gamlin had written a complaint to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung that she was allegedly being intimidated and blackmailed by senior officials of the Delhi Government.

She had accused Kejriwal’s Secretary Rajendra Kumar of asking her not be in the race for the post. She also accused the state government of casting aspersions on her integrity to service and levelling false charges.

The AAP Government had said that the step to give the additional charge of Chief Secretary to Gamlin was done in an “extraordinary manner”.

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