AAP govt decides not to send files to Lieutenant Governor except for land, public order and police

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, LG Najeeb Jung

New Delhi, Aug 5: Taking the ongoing feud between the AAP government and Najeeb Jung to a new level, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday issued a circular to all departments and ministries clarifying that all files related to the government except for land, public order and police need not be sent to the Lieutenant Governor.

The Delhi law ministry also said that the government in Delhi meant the ‘elected government of Delhi’.

The tussle between the Arvind Kerjiwal-led Delhi government and Lieutenant Governor has been going since the time the former came to power. Kerjiwal has accused Jung of following the directives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create obstacles for the Delhi government and limit its powers.

Jung had later criticized Kejriwal for his ‘inappropriate references’ to Prime Minister.

Trams in Old Delhi to connect heritage sites

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has decided to run trams in many areas of Old Delhi area for better connectivity.

According to reports, the service will cover Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Digamber Jain Mandir, Sheeshganj Gurudwara, Old Delhi Railway Station and the New Delhi Railway Station.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister reportedly said the AAP government has decided to redevelop and take forward the cultural heritage of Old Delhi and introducing trams is a part of it.

(With Agency Inputs)


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