Centre trying to run Delhi indirectly, says Sisodia

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi government and the opposition faced off in the state assembly on Monday after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused the Centre of trying to “destabilise” the AAP-led government.

The opposition said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has chosen “a path of confrontation”.

“Like Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the central government is consistently trying to run Delhi indirectly like a President-ruled state,” Sisodia said during a short duration discussion on the situation arising out of the August 4 judgement by the Delhi High Court.

The court had ruled that the national capital “continues to be a Union Territory” under the administrative control of the Lt Governor and “does not acquire the status of a State”.

Sisodia said Delhiites had chosen the AAP government and its work is being praised around the world.

“We might be children in politics but if you (Centre) will obstruct our work and stop us from delivering on our promises, we will not spare you,” Sisodia said.

Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta countered Sisodia, saying “the Delhi government is doing politics of confrontation and wants to continue it”.

Sisodia also ridiculed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for being carried by two police officials while inspecting a flood situation in his state.

“There are two types of working styles of governments. One (Aam Admi Party government) is working continuously for the benefit of the people while in the other (BJP government in Madhya Pradesh) flood inspections are being conducted by sitting in the lap of security personnel,” Sisodia said.

He said the AAP government was working very hard on education, health, water, public transport, which has rattled the central government.

“Our work is being praised even abroad. We will keep fighting for the people of Delhi. We will form government in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat too,” Sisodia added.



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