Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi HC should summon L-G over water-logging

After Delhi High Court (HC) summoned Arvind Kejriwal for water-logging situation, the chief minister on Friday said it should summon the Lieutenant Governor instead.

IANS September 02, 2016 11:21:21 IST
Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi HC should summon L-G over water-logging

New Delhi: After Delhi High Court (HC) summoned Arvind Kejriwal for water-logging situation, the chief minister on Friday said it should summon the Lieutenant Governor instead.

"When HC has said that the LG is government, then it should summon the LG for water-logging," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The court on Thursday warned the Delhi government officials with contempt of court action if it did not work to control water-logging here.

As the state government counsel argued that the senior officials were not in their control at all, citing the power sharing between Lt Governor and the Delhi government, the court said it was not concerned about it.

"This is strange. How can the high court not be concerned who is the government? It says the LG is the government and then asks the chief minister to do the job?" Kejriwal said.

The court on 31 August also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the water-logging situation in the city, saying there was "no justification for clogged drains".

The national capital on Wednesday came to a standstill due to waterlogging after three hours of heavy rains.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was visiting the national capital, while beginning his lecture at IIT-Delhi, where he reached late due to the situation, with a light-hearted comment said: "I don't know if you came in boats or amphibious vehicle of some kind."

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