The former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, has accused the Delhi government headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet of being involved in “cheating”, “favouritism”, “nepotism” and their actions were “irregular”.
Jung also alleged that Kejriwal had set up a “counter IB (Intelligence Bureau) unit” for ‘spying.’ He said that it was a very serious matter and the CBI was looking it.
Speaking to India Today’s Karan Thapar, he blamed Kejriwal and his arrogance of winning overwhelming majority.
He said, “I often think about it myself and in the last 10 days I’ve had time to retrospect… I think on Mr Kejriwal’s side it was exuberance of age, perhaps a bit of inexperience and an approach that you have overwhelming majority and you could do as you please.. He is a young man in a hurry to perform; perhaps with time it will get tempered.”
The former LG said that there were several files, where decisions were taken by Delhi government illegally and CBI was already looking into them adding that seven such files were sent to the federal probe agency by him.
When asked about what sections the accused were likely to be booked under, Jung said, “cheating, nepotism, I don’t remember the exact the sections (under which the FIR were registered), but this is what it amounts to… These are cases which are punishable under criminal procedure court.”
On the appointment of Nikun Agrawal, a relative of Kejriwal’s wife, Jung said that the Shunglu Committe had found that he was appointed just by Health Minister Satender Jain calling the director of the hospital director and facilitating his appointment.
He said that Shunglu Committee report could be accessed by just filing an RTI. Jung revealed that of the 400 plus files that the Shunglu Committee examined, he had already approved about 175 of them with remarks that ‘I wish the government had sought his approval before.’ He said he had declined 80 files.
“Baijal sahab will take an independent view on the remaining files,” he said.
He, however, said that Kejriwal came from a lovely family and his relationship with him was very cordial.
He said, “My personal relationship with Mr Kejriwal was extremely cordial. Like I said, he visited my home, which is unusual. I mean if there was so much acrimony, why would he come home. I have visited his house. His father was unwell, I went and call on them. He comes from an absolutely family.”
You can watch the full interview below;