Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is protesting at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office-cum-home for the last nine days, on Tuesday shared a 2017 news article in which NITI Ayog Chief Amitabh Kant had suggested privatisation of schools, colleges and jails.
Tagging a 2017 Times of India news article in a tweet, Aam Aadmi Party president Arvind Kejrwal said, “Pl learn from Delhi govt model how to run schools, colleges n jails rather than handing them over to pvt sector. Any govt, which cannot run schools, colleges n jails, shud resign”.
Pl learn from Delhi govt model how to run schools, colleges n jails rather than handing them over to pvt sector. Any govt, which cannot run schools, colleges n jails, shud resign https://t.co/FPWP009qjK
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 19, 2018
Kant’s statement had been panned by the opposition, which led him to clarify that his suggestion was only meant for privatisation of physical infrastructure of education institutions and jails.
Kejriwal’s tweet comes days after trouble ensued between him and the NITI Ayog chief over reports that L-G Anil Baijal would represent Delhi in the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meeting in his absence.
Reacting to the reports, the CM had said in a tweet, “Under which provision of the Constitution does LG have powers to replace the Chief Minister? I have not authorised him to go in my place”.
Under which provision of the Constitution does LG have powers to replace the Chief Minister? I have not authorised him to go in my place. https://t.co/ccA94tpKNo
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 17, 2018
However, the reports of Baijal replacing Kejriwal at the meet was quashed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
“This is totally incorrect. Lt. Governor of Delhi is not present at the Fourth Meeting of the Govening Council of NITI Aayog”, Kant had tweeted.
Nine days ago, Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia, ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, began a protest at L-G Anil Baijal’s office, demanding him to direct IAS officers to end their “strike” and approve doorstep delivery scheme of his government.
However, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was shifted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital on Monday after his condition deteriorated, while Satyendar Jain had been shifted to the same hospital late Sunday night.