Delhi Lieutenant General Najeeb Jung has replied to the letter by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal describing the latter’s reference to prime minister inappropriate.
He said, ” I must say that the tone of your letter leaves me deeply disappointed. Such inappropriate references vis-a-vis the Prime Minister do not reflect well on the chief minister of a union territory.”
Kejriwal had accused Jung of working at the behest of Narendra Modi on Thursday.
Jung added, ” Your letter in public domain leads to unsavoury and avoidable comments not just within the country but also overseas. I speak with a concern about national honour and pride.”
Jung also resorted to Urdu shayari to express his disappointment, saying, “yeh jabr bhi dekha hai taarikh ki nazron ne, lamhon ne khataa kii thii, sadiyon ne sazaa paayii (History has been a witness to this tragedy that mistakes of moments have brought sufferings to mankind for millennia)”
The reason for the latest escalation between the state government and the LG is the appointment of Swati Maliwal as DCW chief, whose appointment was declared “null and void” by Jung earlier this week.
However, a Delhi government spokesperson told Jantakareporter.com that Jung had only resent the file on Maliwal’s appointment, and asked for necessary changes to be made.
Maliwal had later revealed that Jung had asked her not to come to office of the DCW as he intended to keep the office locked adding that all files related to DCW were being withdrawn.