In what seemed as an obvious jibe at Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh has said now Delhiites should take their grievances to the L-G instead of the elected Delhi government.
His views come after the Delhi High Court held that the LG is the “administrative head” of the capital, and the public should approach him with their problems about civic amenities.
Senior party leaders said while they had “full confidence” and “trust” in the judiciary, they “disagreed” with the judgment.
Ashutosh said the HC verdict has seriously damaged the expectations of those Delhi residents who have given the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 67 of the 70 constituency seats.
“Since the situation has changed after Thursday’s judgment, we expect that all the work that the Delhi government was doing for public good and our battle against corruption will now be carried forward by the LG with the same commitment and honesty with which the Delhi government was performing.”
Listing out the commissions of inquiry set up by the Delhi government, Ashutosh said the LG should now follow up on these “critical issues”.
“During the 49-day Kejriwal government, an FIR was filed against Mukesh Ambani and Sheila Dikshit. The LG should take this forward and also initiate action in the CNG fitness scam… The Delhi electricity discoms, legislations passed by the Delhi Assembly for the benefit of the people, investigation into the Delhi and District Cricket Association scam, all now rest with the LG,” said Ashutosh.
He pointed out: “Till this case continues to be heard by the Supreme Court, we hope that the LG will use his authority and power to work for the people of Delhi and continue AAP’s fight against corruption. If he fails to perform this duty, we will present our case to the highest court of this country.”