Nitish backs Kejriwal over ACB jurisdiction row


In a latest development in the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau issue, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been backed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Slamming the centre’s response to the ACB’s jurisdiction row, Kumar criticised the NDA government as he told a news agency,  “People of Bihar will now notice concrete actions rather than empty promises. If some Government wants to work against corruption, why does Centre have a problem?” He further said that this is not the first time a state has asked for another state’s help.

Responding to Nitish Kumar’s extended support to the state government, Kejriwal thanked the CM for the same in a series of tweets: “We are grateful to Nitish Kumar ji for supporting Delhi Government’s anti-corruption efforts. We are also in touch wid some other state governments. We had sought some officers from Delhi police abt a month back. We hope Hon’ble LG will direct Delhi police to send them soon.”

Hoping similar support from the Central Government, he further tweeted: “We are fully committed to making Delhi India’s first corruption free state. We hope central government will also support our efforts.”

Recently, the AAP government in Delhi had decided to ‘hire’ police officers from Bihar for its Delhi ACB, which it felt was understaffed and lacked good officers.