The Kejriwal government had appointed 15 lawyers without preceding approval of the Lt Governor in 2014 and 2015.
New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has asked Delhi government to withdraw its order straight away to appoint 15 lawyers while rejecting to give his post-facto approval on the appointment of these advocates, setting another stage for the fresh round of clash between the LG and AAP privilege.
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has returned the file pertaining to the issue to Delhi Law Minister Manish Sisodia and asked him to cancel the government’s order to appoint 12 Advocates-on-record and 3 Arguing counsels.
The Kejriwal government had appointed these lawyers without preceding approval of the Lt Governor in 2014 and 2015. Recently, the Delhi government had sent the file to LG seeking his post facto approval.
“MHA had needed opinion from the Law Ministry which recommended that such appointment is only made by Central law agency. LG office had also suggested the same.”
“LG has rebounded the file pertaining to appointment of 15 lawyers to the Delhi’s government and asked the Law Minister to cancel the order in this regard,” sources stated.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that Najeeb Jung has also dissolved the ‘Road Naming Committee’ on the day the government was to name the road of Akshardham Temple after Pramukh Swami Maharaj, a famous spiritual leader.
The LG office and the AAP government had been at loggerheads on series of issues in the past including transfer and posting of officers.