Kejriwal-Jung turf war: AAP locks out senior bureaucrat, LG rejects his replacement

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  1. sorcerer

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    Kejriwal-Jung turf war: AAP locks out senior bureaucrat, LG rejects his replacement

    A full-blown turf war between Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb Jung turned nasty on Monday after the Aam Aadmi Party government locked a senior bureaucrat out of his office and replaced him with an officer close to the chief minister, only to be rejected by the lieutenant governor hours later.

    The latest showdown comes in the midst of a bitter confrontation between Delhi’s two most powerful men over the appointment of an officer from the Northeast as the city’s top bureaucrat, with the AAP accusing the Centre of attempting a coup via the L-G’s office.

    Jung wrote a terse letter to Kejriwal, dismissing the appointment of the chief minister's secretary, Rajendra Kumar, as principal secretary (services) and saying it didn’t have his approval and was against the rules and procedure.

    Kumar was replacing Anindo Majumdar, who earned Kejriwal’s ire for issuing an appointment letter as the city’s acting chief secretary to Shakuntala Doley Gamlin against the AAP chief’s wishes.

    Majumdar found his office locked on Monday morning following directions from the CM’s office. He had been removed from his position on Saturday by the CM but was reinstated within hours by the L-G.

    The tussle for the reins of the Capital began within days of Kejriwal assuming power in February after the CM instructed officials to route all policy files through him and not the L-G, only to be promptly rebuffed by Jung. Since then, the two have sparred over transferring of files and appointment of several senior bureaucrats with critics saying the governance was getting affected by the public fight.

    Kejriwal has hit out at Jung for installing Gamlin as the acting chief secretary, accusing the IAS officer of favouring power companies and alleging the Modi government wanted the AAP to fail. She has met the Union home secretary.

    The Centre has also spoken out on the issue with Union minister Jitendra Singh saying civil servants should be treated with dignity and minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju blaming Kejriwal for insulting people from the Northeast by his unsubstantiated allegations against Gamlin, who hails from Assam.

    As the national capital, Delhi’s government follows a complicated pattern. Important departments such as law and order and police, in addition to crucial agencies such as the Delhi Development Authority, function under the Centre and are effectively headed by the L-G, who reports to the Union home ministry.

    This has been Kejriwal’s big grouse, who rode to power promising direct control of the police and stricter vigilance on law and order but has since blamed rising crime in the city on him not having complete control of the law enforcement agencies.
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    Dicktator!!!

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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Most unfortunate.

    Reminds me of the Chinese proverb - when big fish fight, little fish eaten.

    What wrong did Majumdar do by signing the papers as per rules?


     
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    The problem with Mr.Kejriwal is that he still believes in the shoot and scoot policy. However he is now in the hot seat and is finding himself way out of his depth.

    From the Farmer suicide fiasco, to invoking his daughter to a rally of the faithful and to taking on the LG to cover up for his flop show, he has nothing much to show for. I am waiting for the day when he will again quit in a dramatic fashion, because there is nothing else for him to do.
     
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    With the sauve face of AAP, Mr.Yogendra Yadav out of the party, there is a severe shortage of credible and effective spokespersons in the party.

    Today two people were fielded, Mr.Somnath Bharati and Mr.Raghav Chaddha-- one has no credibility left and the other was simply out of his depth. His baby looks were of no help to him.

    The Law Minister's drama is unfolding slowly and if media reports are to be believed then Mr.Ashish Khetan of Tehelka fame might also get embroiled in an ugly controversy.
     
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    @Singh ji- Look at these guys, there are destroying reputation of your good Lord. Give them some counter arguments!
     
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    atleast kejru hasnt sold delhi to corporate and soot boot walas ..... any day better than facist modi...
     
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    I think this is crazywal's way of making an argument for Full statehood for Delhi.
     
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    All I can see is people whether NRI or Indian frustrated at their own Lord's failing projecting their anger at another's Lord. Hahaha.


    People who bought into the cult are not ready to believe another can deliver because that'll be an ego blow which no one can take. Its fine.


    As for this particular case, Kejriwal is absolutely right. Jung the ex-Ambani employee is there to keep a check on the elected Govt not dictate to them.

    I also agree with @sob sir, he shouldn't have brought in his daughter into the case. I also agree with @sob sir that Modi and his cronies will play dirty to destroy credibility of Kejriwal.
     
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    @Singh ji- grow a thick skin. Bad times ahead for CrazyFans!
     
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    And did you see his defence it is basically just that the other side is just as bad and so my side is not bad

    And of course the classic blame game - modi trying to tarnish his image. Yeah it was modi who staged the suicide drama.:lol:
     
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    Can't help it if people living in France pontificate on Delhi to a Delhite. :)
     
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    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/k...g-is-ugly-but-its-good-for-delhi-2249348.html

    "The questions being raised by him are basic. How can a government elected by people have no voice in selection of bureaucrats it has to work with? How can the state government have no say in matters involving policing and public order? Why should it have no control over land? What’s the point having an assembly with legislative powers but no real executive powers? According to the constitutional scheme of things, the Lieutenant Governor is supposed to act on the advice of the elected government; does he have the right to overrule the advice?

    The Union government still treats Delhi as a Union Territory despite its partial statehood status. The reasons are obvious. As the national capital, and thus the hub of all activities of the Government of India, Delhi is critically important for it. It cannot afford to be in a position where it has no say in the way it’s managed. It cannot lose control over policing or the bureaucracy. In fact, in no major country it’s allowed for reasons strategic and otherwise. However, its position doesn’t remain the same after the elevation of Delhi from a metropolitan council with advisory powers to a full-fledged assembly with legislative powers.

    Partial statehood to Delhi should have come with clear demarcation of powers and responsibilities; and executive and legislative jurisdiction, for both governments. As things stand now, the relationship between both is full of ambiguities. That all political parties have raised the issue of full statehood for Delhi – by implication, more power for the assembly and the state government - at some point or the other is tacit acknowledgement of the problems in existing arrangement. A conflict was inevitable.

    The argument that Kejriwal is precipitating matters and creating a situation of constitutional deadlock does not wash. That other parties averted a conflict when in power and chose to buy peace with the central government is no justification for not having an open discussion on the issue. The Delhi chief minister is taking to a point where people who matter are forced acknowledge the gravity of the situation and initiate corrective measures. His aggressiveness may be unpalatable but his intent is perfectly acceptable.
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    Let us see how this Jung pans out.:yo:

    Seconds out of the Ring, Boxers face each other, Box on.
     
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    Delhi's status must be reduced to what it was originally: UT

    These people living off tax collected from the corporates and businesses from all parts of this country, enjoying the best services and infrastructure the real India can only dream of have been spoiled for too long. If they wish to challenge the system then they must shift their base to our western neighbourhood.

    The media is also behaving irresponsibly as if the petty voters and politicians of the Municipality of Delhi represent the aspirations of common Indians. Delhi gets more air time than the 29 real states of India combined.
     
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    Your question can be extended to municipalities/gram panchyates and any other 3 level governemnet functiong body too....

    Most mayor/sarpanch in india donot have any power .all of them are for Photoshop moments..

    Real power is executed by Municipal commissioner who begin IAS is appointed by CM....

    Same is the case with gram panchyats

    Making a hoo---la for person who is going to remain just for 10 days doesnt makes any sense.out of 10 two days would be sat/sun so for 7 days she is going to work and in those 7 days i doubt she would do anything which would hovac delhi gov....

    If they had any concern about lady she should hab been brought in power depatrment in first step itself..
     
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    WELL THIS FORM SO CALLED BAHUT KARNTIKARI NWES CHANNEL
     
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    Time for facts to demolish rants.

    Delhi's VAT collection >25,000 crores. Haryana and Punjab less than <20,000 crores.

    Delhi contributes 1/6th of all Income and Service Tax collected by Central Govt.

    Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Bhojpuri etc media hardly covers Delhi.
     
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    How many times have you put this figure to prove a point? Delhi, Mumbai etc have become places where majority of firms take care of their statutory compliance. It doesn't mean that businesses are concentrated within Delhi or Mumbai. This shows a sorry picture of India, this shows how little money has gone into development of urban commercial districts in other parts of the country.

    Few people are enjoying the best infrastructure on the cost of the majority which have spoilt them. We have a saying: "Khaali Dimaag Shaitan ka Ghar"

    Delhi which is nothing more than a Municipality receives disproportionate air time, compared to the "real" States of India. What impact does Kejri's drama have over the life of person living in Kerala or Andhra or Orissa as long as he doesn't decide to block 26th January celebrations again or "god forbid" locks down the Supreme Court premises citing corruption in Judiciary?
     
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    Delhi's VAT collection has a major causal factor. It is the capital of India. Many activities are mandated to be performed in Delhi, which could be performed in many other places. This requires the relocation of workers, and their families, to Delhi. This in turn drives up the consumption of basic, essential, and luxury commodities, and services. VAT for commodities such as gasoline, diesel, alcohol is at 20%. Even services necessitated due to Delhi being the capital of India, such as airline flights, contribute towards VAT, as aviation fuel is taxed at 20%.

    I cherry picked a few major contributors of VAT, but here is the VAT schedule for your perusal.

    Delhi does not sit on a mineral or industrial belt. The mineral belt is east and central India. Delhi is not even close. Delhi would not be what it is without it being the capital of India, hence, Delhi's economic activity is largely thanks to the rest of India, and not Delhi per se.

    I think I agree with what @DingDong said earlier. Delhi being the capital of India, and taxpayer's money from all over India being spent and expended in Delhi at disproportionate proportions should entitle the rest of India to dictate how Delhi spends its money, along with the people who live in Delhi. This is the reason why the Delhi Government must cooperate with the Union Government, or its instruments and plenipotentiaries, in this case the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, regarding the administration of the National Capital Territory.

    Delhi is a state, but it is not a full fledged state. Its status is somewhere in between a Union Territory and a State. At best, it can be called a quasi-state.
     
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    this is a similar argument people in Mumbai give about Tax collections, which happen because most of the big industrial houses and banks are head quartered in Mumbai and hence pay tax there. Most of the activity would be outside Maharastra not just Mumbai.

    Due to lower tax rates Delhi has been the sourcing hub for most of North India but with the shift to GST this will take a big hit.
     
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