Act against our minister for Solar Policy: Kejriwal to LG
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sarcastically urged Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to act against one of his ministers for his government’s new Solar Policy.
“The Delhi government has announced a Solar Policy. I request you to tell the ACB (Anti-Corruption Bureau) to file an FIR,” Kejriwal said in an open letter to Jung.
He said the policy had been widely lauded by Resident Welfare Associations, Greenpeace and even the UN Climate Change.
“But please have the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) raid Power Minister Satyendra Jain for framing this admirable policy after informing Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Kejriwal wrote.
Delhi’s Solar Policy makes installation of solar panels on government-owned, commercial and residential buildings mandatory.
Delhi aims to achieve 1 GW of solar power by 2020 and 2 GW by 2025, catering to 21 per cent of peak load demand.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also said Modi appeared to be happy with Jung.
He said because of the Lt. Governor’s intervention, two prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Delhi, including an MP, were not even questioned over the killing of an NDMC official.
“Modiji is now confident that no harm will come to any BJP person despite whatever goondaism they indulge in,” he said.
“You will protect them. And you will keep trapping AAP members by hoisting false cases,” he added.
Kejriwal’s missive came a day after he hit out at Modi for trying to disqualify 21 AAP legislators for also holding the posts of Parliamentary Secretaries.
Under the power dispensation in Delhi, the police report to the Lt. Governor, who represents the central government, and not the Delhi Chief Minister.