Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday wrote a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal requesting for time to meet him. Indian Express reported, quoting the letter that states, Arvind Kejriwal had missed a meeting due to the special session of the Delhi Assembly to pass the Goods and Service Tax (GST) bill. Arvind Kejriwal, in the letter, informs that his officer had been trying to seek time to meet Baijal but had been informed that the Lieutenant Governor was too busy during the week and hence could not meet him. One of the spokespeople of the party told the Indian Express that Kejriwal and Baijal are expected to meet every Wednesday which could be described as “weekly attempt to ensure there is no confusion regarding the powers of the CMO and Raj Niwas” to ensure “smooth functioning of the Delhi government”.
In the said letter, Arvind Kejriwal writes, “Due to a special session of the Assembly, we couldn’t meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, our pre-scheduled weekly meeting time. Subsequently, my office has been seeking time from your office for our meeting. Yesterday (on Friday), my office was informed that you are very busy this week and will be able to meet me only next week…I fully appreciate that Hon’ble L-G has too many things on his plate. But, as I had mentioned in my last letter also, the CM and Hon’ble LG should meet more frequently, at least once a week, to discuss issues related to the development of Delhi”.
Meanwhile, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj spoke to reporters and asked as to why he (Kapi Mishra) was being entertained by Baijal. He said, “the LG is repeatedly meeting him. I wanted to meet him in January on behalf of all AAP MLAs but I didn’t get an appointment, because the LG was busy, as he should be. So why does he have time for Mishra, who asks for an appointment in the morning and gets it by afternoon? Bhardwaj also said that there should be a “standard operating procedure”.