Kejriwal asks to summon LG over waterlogging

Kejriwal asks to summon LG over waterlogging

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) After Delhi High Court (HC) summoned Arvind Kejriwal for waterlogging situation, the Chief Minister on Friday said it should summon the Lieutenant Governor instead.

“When HC has said that the LG is government, then it should summon the LG for waterlogging,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The court on Thursday warned the Delhi government officials with contempt of court action if it did not work to control waterlogging here.

As the state government counsel argued that the senior officials were not in their control at all, citing the power sharing between Lt Governor and the Delhi government, the court said it was not concerned about it.

“This is strange. How can the high court not be concerned who is the government? It says the LG is the government and then asks the Chief Minister to do the job?” Kejriwal said.

The court on August 31 also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the waterlogging situation in the city, saying there was “no justification for clogged drains”.

The national capital on Wednesday came to a standstill due to waterlogging after three hours of heavy rains.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was visiting the national capital, while beginning his lecture at IIT-Delhi, where he reached late due to the situation, with a light-hearted comment said: “I don’t know if you came in boats or amphibious vehicle of some kind.”

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