BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of breaching constitutional norms in running the Delhi government and sought the President’s intervention, saying there appears to be a complete breakdown of governance.
In a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, Swamy specifically referred to Kejriwal’s allegations that BJP’s East Delhi MP Maheish Girri is linked to murder of an NDMC official, terming the charges as “scurrilous and undocumented”.
Targeting Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Swamy claimed he has information to suggest that the LG was playing a “mischievous role” of “abetting” Kejriwal at the behest of Congress to embarrass BJP while appearing to oppose the AAP leader in public.
He requested the President to ask the Union Home Ministry to issue a directive as per provision of the Constitution and seek a report asking on what basis Kejriwal and his colleagues have made allegations of murder against Girri.
“There appears to be a complete breakdown of any semblance of governance in National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The AAP is functioning in a highly arbitrary, unreasonable and mala fide manner.
“Since the NCT is where the Union Government is also located, it has become crucial to restore some semblance of governance immediately,” said Swamy in the letter.
Referring to Kejriwal’s allegations against Girri, he said the Chief Minister, like the style of functioning of 14th century Sultan of Delhi Mohammed Bin Tughlak, has turned “upside down” all known principles of democratic jurisprudence as a person is presumed innocent till proven guilty.
Girri is holding a protest outside Kejriwal’s residence in Civil Lines demanding proof of his allegations. Swamy had joined Girri briefly in his agitation.