Kejriwal ups ante against Lieutenant-Governor Jung

Accuses official of working for power firms

May 18, 2015 01:01 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:30 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Taking Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung head-on over the controversial appointment of Acting Chief Secretary Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal vowed on Sunday to keep tabs on every move of the official.

Without naming Ms. Gamlin, wife of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress regional satrap Jarbom Gamlin, Mr. Kejriwal said the official was working as “a secretary of power companies” and had attempted to mislead him and his Power Minister repeatedly.

“She tried to get the [AAP] government’s assent in a way which would have affected our finances to the tune of Rs. 11,000 crore through what she claimed was a letter of comfort,” Mr. Kejriwal said addressing an “Auto Samvad” of autorickshaw drivers at Burari in North Delhi.

“The officer in question might be in office for the coming few days, but rest assured the government will keep an eye on her every move and not allow her to misuse the power of her office,” he said.

Ms. Gamlin was appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor’s office despite the objections of the AAP government.

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