Arvind Kejriwal meets President Pranab Mukherjee to inform about situation in Delhi


Amidst the ongoing tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party and central government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called on President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss various issues.

Kejriwal apprised Mukherjee about the current situation in Delhi during the hour-long meeting, an official said.

However, a government spokesperson denied that the issue of rift with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung or the central government was taken up during the meeting. The meeting was only based on a courtesy call, he said.

Delhi government and Jung are in standoff over the administrative powers while running the government in the capital. AAP has accused Jung to continuously cause hurdles in their ability to effectively run the government at the behest of the centre’s BJP government after the party faced a complete rout in Delhi elections.

Both parties are already in court over the appointment of a new chief of Anti Corruption Branch. The court is also currently hearing a case over who has the power to make administrative appointments in Delhi.

Kejriwal and Jung had both met the President last month to apprise him of their respective stands in connection with the controversy.

Also last week, Kejriwal called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to either spare some time for law and order in the capital or turn over the control of Delhi Police to him. This was after a 19-year-old-girl was brutally stabbed to death in the capital.

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