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LG-Kejriwal spat: Centre backs Jung

New Delhi, May 22: In the ongoing spat between Delhi lieutenant governor Naveen Jung and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Centre has issued a notification today backing the points raised by Jung over his power to appoint the officers in Delhi government.

According to the notification, the LG in respect of all the matters connected with public order, police, land, and services, will exercise his powers in Delhi.

The notification issued by the Home Ministry stated that LG is not bound to consult council of ministers in the matters of public order, police and land, may consult if he/she wants so.

According to Article 239AA of the Constitution, the legislative assembly of Delhi will not have power to male laws relating to the matter such as public order, police and land. 

The notification was issued to the Delhi government after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh consulted the experts on the serious issue yesterday evening.

The LG and AAP government locked the horns over the appointment of senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin as acting chief secretary of Delhi. Kejriwal alleged Centre of ruling the national capital through LG.


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