Rajnath asks Jung, Kejriwal to resolve stand-off after meeting Mukherjee

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the capital city’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung must solve their differences over the series of bureaucratic appointments together.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Speaking to media after a meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee, Singh said he didn’t discuss the Delhi confrontation with the latter.

“I met the President. We did not discuss this,” said Rajnath Singh .

“I think both the Lieutenant Governor and the Chief Minister should sit together and find a solution to this problem,” he added.

Jung had earlier annulled all bureaucratic postings done in the past one week by the Aam Aadmi Party government.

In a letter to Kejriwal, Jung said only his office has the right to order transfers and postings.

The tussle over posting and transfer of bureaucrats had reached the President’s doors yesterday after both Kejriwal and Jung met Pranab Mukherjee.

Kejriwal today also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused his government of trying to run the administration in the national capital.

He and Sisodia also met with senior Delhi administration bureaucrats.