Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the controversy surrounding the appointment of Parliament secretaries on Wednesday. He told Modi to hit him not people of Delhi. He alleged that the PM was oppressing the people of Delhi.
“I request Modiji with folded hands,” Kejriwal told the media, literally folding his hands. “Your fight is with me. Beat me if you wish, but do not harass the people of Delhi. “Don’t try to stop the good work being done in Delhi,” he added. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that the 21 AAP legislators appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries by the Delhi government were its “eyes, ears and hands”. “It is with their help that our government is functioning,” he said. “These Parliamentary Secretaries put in a lot of effort behind all the development work we do.” – abplive reported.
A petition was filed before the Delhi High Court challenging the appointment of the 21 AAP MLAs to the post. The 21 MLAs could face disqualification if the Election Commission finds them guilty of holding an office of profit.
Earlier this week, President Pranab Mukherjee had refused to grant assent the Delhi government bill to exclude the post of Parliamentary secretary from the office of profit. The move had raised questions over the fate of 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, who have been appointed to the posts.