Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday, the Delhi government resent files of “doorstep delivery of 40 public services” and “quality healthcare for all” schemes for reconsideration by the latter.
The L-G had pointed out some loopholes in the schemes and returned both the proposals to the Delhi government for re-evaluation. The move snowballed into a controversy with AAP leadership firing salvo at the L-G.
While Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the L-G was trying to “protect a corrupt system” by halting doorstep delivery of services, Health Minister Satyendar Jain termed the L-G’s objection on healthcare for all “as lack of knowledge of ground realities”.
Nagendar Sharma, media advisor to Kejriwal, said that after the CM’s meeting, the Delhi government was hopeful that the schemes would be cleared by the L-G.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Kejriwal said in the meeting he urged the L-G to approve the two schemes.
“I urge Hon’ble L-G to approve these two schemes. Both are of significant public interest. People of Delhi would benefit a lot with their implementation,” Kejriwal tweeted. Since AAP came to power, the L-G and Delhi government have been at loggerheads on a range of issues, including administrative jurisdiction, transfer and posting of officers and clearance of key Bills and proposals of the government.