No Intentions of Running Delhi Govt: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said the Centre has no intentions of running the Delhi Government through the Lieutenant Governor.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. (Photo: PTI)

Amidst the ongoing stand-off between the Delhi Lieutenant Governor and the AAP government, the Centre has said it has no intentions of running the capital’s government through anyone. But the central government is conscious of its constitutional responsibility and committed to uphold it, observed Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

We have no intentions to run the Delhi government through anyone. Let them run the government. We just want to uphold the Constitutional provisions.
— Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Singh further said that if any law and order situation arises in the national capital, the central government is obliged to intervene.

When asked if a jung (war) is going on between the Centre and the Delhi government, Singh said in a lighter vein, “There is no jung, only Najeeb Jung.”

The Home Minister’s comments came on a day when the Supreme Court sought the Delhi government’s response in three weeks on the Centre’s plea, seeking stay on the High Court judgment which termed as suspect the notification which clipped the state government’s powers of appointment.

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