Kejriwal backsteps over waterlogging, asks to summon LG

Arvind Kejriwal
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New Delhi, Sep 2: The issue of water logging is on the rife in national Capital and amidst of the allegations Delhi government still continued to play blame game.

As after High Court (HC) summoned Arvind Kejriwal for water logging situation, the Chief Minister on Friday stated that it should summon the Lieutenant Governor instead.

“When HC has said that the LG is government, then it should summon the LG for water logging,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The statement came even after court’s warned on Thursday the Delhi government officials with contempt of court action if it did not work to control water logging here.

On the other hand the state government counsel debated that the senior officials were not in their control at all, citing the power sharing between Lt Governor and the Delhi government, the court said it was not concerned about it.

“This is strange. How can the high court not be concerned who is the government? It says the LG is the government and then asks the Chief Minister to do the job?” Kejriwal said.

The court on August 31 also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the water logging situation in the city, saying there was “no justification for clogged drains”.

The national capital on Wednesday came to a standstill due to water logging after three hours of heavy downpour.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his visit to the national capital, while beginning his lecture at IIT-Delhi, where he reached late due to the situation, with a light-hearted comment said: “I don’t know if you came in boats or amphibious vehicle of some kind.”

Wefornews Bureau

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