Sisodia meets Najeeb Jung, first since last week’s High Court ruling


Amid raging controversy over the LG’s comments on Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today called on Najeeb Jung, in the first such meeting between the two following last week’s Delhi High Court verdict that stamped the primacy of the Lt Governor in the city administration.

The meeting lasted for about half an hour during which Jung and Sisodia discussed various issues pertaining to the AAP government including recent development after the High Court order held that the LG is the administrative head of the national capital.

Sources said that no official either from LG office or government was present in meeting held at Lt Governor’s Secretariat here this evening.

“It was a general discussion between the Lt Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister. However, there will be detailed discussion on High Court order and other issues once Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal comes back from Dharmasala of Himachal Pradesh where he is undergoing a 10-day vipassana session,” a source said.

The CM is scheduled to resume work on August 12.

This was a first meeting between Jung and Sisodia following the last week’s High Court verdict that held LG is the administrator of Delhi.

Earlier in the day, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party slammed Jung for his remark that he was not averse to mulling over scrapping the Delhi Assembly if such a proposal was brought before him. The AAP alleged Delhi was being used by the Centre as a “testing” ground for possibly imposing Emergency in the country.

Jung also said an apology was due from Kejriwal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him “calling names”.

The AAP said Jung has “perennial hatred” for Arvind Kejriwal and that such political comments by a person occupying a constitutional post amounts to “undermining” the Constitution.