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Kiren Rijiju: AAP, Congress politicising issue

Published : Dec 24, 2016, 1:18 am IST
Updated : Dec 24, 2016, 6:00 am IST

Rijiju said that the AAP and Congress leaders have no locus standi to ask questions.

Kiren Rijiju
 Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Union minister of states for home Kiren Rijiju on Friday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress for “doing politics” over the resignation of Delhi lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung. “I don’t know what problems do the AAP and Congress have. When Mr Jung was working, they were demanding resignation. Now since he has resigned, they are questioning why he has resigned. Should Mr Jung have resigned by taking permission from AAP and Congress?” said Mr Rijiju.

Mr Rijiju said that the AAP and Congress leaders have no locus standi to ask questions. He asked the two parties to give up doing politics over Mr Jung’s resignation. Mr Rijiju also refused to speculate on the reasons behind Mr Jung’s resignation and said only he (Mr Jung) could answer it. Raising questions over Mr Jung’s sudden resignation, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken had demanded that the Centre should explain the reasons behind his “unceremonious exit,” saying there is more to it than meets the eye. The AAP had alleged that Mr Jung worked under the “influence” of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi dispensation and questioned whether the power tussle between the Centre and Delhi government will continue even after the appointment of a new L-G.

“Modi government promotes its people. We hope he gets a better posting after this. I am unhappy that his tenure was disgraceful. Now that he has gone, good luck to him. Najeeb Jung’s behaviour was not his. He was under the influence of someone. We hope the next LG gives priority to issues concerning people and does not work under anyone’s influence,” AAP leader Kumar Vishwas had said.

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