Rijiju advices Jung, Kejriwal for moving confrontation to work

New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has a piece of advice for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju

The two have been involved in a tussle over routing of official files. Rijiju reminded them that it is important to work within the Constitutional framework.

“We all have to work under a set-up which is there in the Constitution,” he said.

Jung directed Delhi ministers and top bureaucrats to route all important files through him.

“..the role of the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers is to aid and advise the Lt. Governor where the latter is entitled to act solely on his own discretion and all files relating to matters for which Legislative Assembly can make law should come to the Lt. Governor for final approval,” an order by the Jung’s office said.

Jung’s order came after reports that Kejriwal has asked his ministers and senior bureaucrats of Delhi government not to bother the Jung’s office by sending files to him.

The order also said, “The Lieutenant Governor has instructed that the directions issued to the bureaucrats be withdrawn. He has made it incumbent on all bureaucrats to follow the Constitution, GNCTD Act 1991 and the Transaction of Business Rules 1993, in letter and in spirit.”