Unusually quiet for a long time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday made some remarks in Delhi Assembly that have waves. The Chief Minister, training his guns at Delhi LG Anil Baijal, said that he is an elected representative and “not a terrorist”, PTI reported. Kejriwal, while speaking at a day-long session of the Delhi Assembly, launched an attack against the LG, BJP and the bureaucracy, which even prompted a walk-out by the opposition.
The Chief Minister made the terrorist remarks while taking part in a discussion on a Bill introduced in the Assembly to regularise the employment of around 15,000 guest teachers (working on contractual basis) in Delhi government-run schools. While speaking on the bill earlir, LG Baijal had said that matters relating to ‘services’ fall beyond the legislative competence of the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Referring to LG’s remarks, the Delhi CM alleged that the files relating to the regularisation of the teachers were never shown to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, by the officials on the direction of the LG. “What state secrets do these files contain that they cannot be shown to us? I want to tell the LG that I am an elected CM of Delhi and not a terrorist. He (Sisodia) is an elected education minister, not a terrorist,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by PTI.