Najeeb Jung

Either PM should act or give us control over Delhi Police: Arvind Kejriwal

A day after two minors were gang-raped in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of interfering in Delhi government’s functioning. “Lieutenant Governor (Najeeb Jung) and Delhi Police have just one job left – to interfere in our work. They should instead be worrying about security of women,” Kejriwal said after visiting one of the

PM Narendra Modi wishes Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday. The PM posted on Twitter: “Spoke to Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal and wished him on his birthday. My prayers for his long life and good health. Narendra Modi ✔@narendramodi Spoke to Delhi CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal & wished him on his birthday. My prayers for his long life and good health. 8:20 AM – 16

Delhi L-G Jung gives nod to prosecute Somnath Bharti in molestation case

Ignoring the AAP government’s view, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has given his nod to prosecute former Delhi Law minister and party MLA Somnath Bharti in connection with alleged misbehavior with women during a midnight raid in South Delhi in January last year. “LG has given the police sanction to prosecute Bharti. However, Home Minister Satyendra Jain recently suggested that prosecution sanction should not be given against Bharti,” LG office

Delhi LG Najeeb Jung annuls appointment of Swati Maliwal as DCW chief

The tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung escalated on Wednesday after the latter annulled the appointment of Swati Maliwal, wife of AAP leader Naveen Jaihind, as Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chief. Jung said that his required approval was not taken before the appointment of Maliwal as new DCW chairperson and termed the Delhi CM’s decision as null and void. “He (LG) has written a

AAP GETS READY TO UNVEIL NEW AND IMPROVED JAN LOKPAL BILL

The Aam Aadmi Party government will bring its Jan Lokpal Bill to set up an ombudsman to investigate corruption charges against politicians and civil servants in the Monsoon Session of the Delhi Assembly that is likely to take place in August. To recall, AAP had decided to end its 49-day rule and quit power in February 2014 when the minority government failed to table the previous version of the Bill

Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar arrested in fake degree case

Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar over the controversy surrounding his law degree. Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said in a tweet on Tuesday that Tomar has been arrested without any prior notice. Tomar has been taken to Hauz Khas police station, the tweet said. Singh did not immediately specify the reason for his arrest. A First information Report (FIR) was registered by the

AAP MLAs want powers to impeach Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday passed a resolution asking for powers to be able to impeach the Delhi Lieutenant Governor. The resolution was passed on the first day of an emergency two-day session of the Delhi Assembly called following a bitter spat between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment of bureaucrats in the national capital. In what could further escalate the turf war

Arvind Kejriwal govt has right to arrest Delhi cops: High Court

The Delhi High Court on Monday, holding that city government’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) has “jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute” Delhi Police officials, also dismissed the bail plea of a head constable arrested on corruption charges by it. Justice Vipin Sanghi denied bail to Anil Kumar, who was head constable in Sonia Vihar’s police station and arrested on May 1 while allegedly extorting money from a scrap dealer in the

Arvind Kejriwal attacks Modi as Centre says LG has last word in postings

As the central government made it clear on Friday that lt.governor will have the last word in posting and transferring of bureaucrats in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “trying to run” the state through the backdoor, back-stabbing people of Delhi and seeking to protect the corrupt. In a hurriedly-convened press conference following the home ministry’s decree on the lt. governor’s

Arvind Kejriwal takes row with Najeeb Jung to Raisina Hill

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had sought time to meet President over the Aam Aadmi Party’s rift with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on the issue of appointment of a senior bureaucrat as Chief Secretary, has been given time to meet Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday. Kejriwal will be meeting the President on Tuesday evening at 6 PM to apprise him of what the Delhi government alleges is Jung’s refusal to act

BJP trying to dethrone Delhi government: Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia today alleged that BJP is trying to dethrone Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal through Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. Sisodia said, “Kal BJP ne LG sahab ke zariye Delhi ki chunni hui sarkar ka takhtapalat karne ki koshish ki hai (Yesterday BJP tried to overthrow elected Delhi government through LG).” He was commenting on the recent controversy over appointment of Shakuntala

Arvind Kejriwal seeks President's appointment

Engaged in a tussle with Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment of a senior bureaucrat as Chief Secretary, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he has sought an appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee. The confrontation between Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal deepened today with senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin taking charge as acting Chief Secretary despite being asked not to do so