AAP boss says his elected government "rendered irrelevant" as Lt Governor taking decisions on subjects he has "no powers" over
As election of a mayor was staled because AAP and BJP members brawled at the first meeting of the newly elected Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Chief Minister and AAP boss Arvind Kejriwal said, "Strange things are happening in the governance of the capital of India", in another letter to the Lieutenant Governor appointed by the BJP's central government. My letter to Hon'ble LGPl allow the elected govt to fulfil dreams of 2 cr people. Lets respect the Constitution. Lets strengthen democracy. pic.twitter.com/UIHxmoPI6Q
The letter said it's "completely bizarre" that Mr Saxena been taking "illegal" and "unconstitutional" decisions on subjects he has "no powers" over. He said bureaucrats follow "illegal" orders, "bypassing and ignoring the elected government", because the Lt Governor "has complete control over the bureaucracy".
Earlier, chairs flew and tables were hurled at the MCD meet after AAP protested over the temporary speaker — appointed by the Lt Governor — swearing in the nominated members before the elected members.
In a tweet, Mr Kejriwal termed the move "unconstitutional" too.