Let’s fight dengue first, Kejriwal tells Centre

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday urged the central government to fight the dengue menace together with the AAP government instead of indulging in political rivalry.

“My request to the central government is: Can’t we fight on these issues after two months? Let us fight dengue for now,” the chief minister said, adding that he had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the same.

Kejriwal said: “Received a memorandum” from LG (Najeeb Jung), in which he says that he has issued instructions (received) from the central government.”

Kejriwal’s comments came after Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung sent a memorandum dated September 17 to all officers posted with the Delhi government, including officers of All India Services, heads of departments and others.

“The government of India has taken note of the current constitutional position in Delhi and major instances of violation of the constitution, law and rules,” the memorandum said.

It said that change in the pay structure of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service officers according to the government of India was “illegal and ab initio void”.

The memorandum also added that if any officer complied with the “illegal” orders, disciplinary action and recovery of financial loss caused to the government would follow.

“The orders declared illegal by the government of India should not be complied with. Should any officer chooses to do so, both disciplinary action for compliance of illegal orders, and recovery of financial loss caused to the government as a result of such action, would follow,” it said.

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