President’s rule in Arunachal against Constitution: AAP

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the union cabinet’s recommendation for President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, suspending an elected government, was “against the Constitution”.

“Constitution doesn’t allow you to suspend an elected government and enforce the President’s rule in any state. It is against the Constitution,” the Aam Aadmi Party chief told media here.

Kejriwal earlier termed the union cabinet’s recommendation of President’s rule in Arunachal as “murder of Constitution on the eve of Republic Day”.

Speaking at an event organised by the Delhi government to celebrate the Republic Day, he also sought the central government’s cooperation in the functioning of the Delhi government.

“Central government is like an elder brother, whereas state governments are younger brothers. He (Central government) should not trouble its younger brother (state government),” Kejriwal said.

“We need central government’s cooperation for proper development and functioning. With its cooperation, the development would be ten fold,” he said.

“Instead of troubling us with CBI raids and President’s rule, the Centre should support us,” he added.

Kejriwal said Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar gave India the world’s best constitution which talks about justice, liberty and equality, but “it seems that there are several flaws in its proper implementation”.

Talking about Dalit doctoral scholar Rohit Vemulla’s suicide at the Hyderabad University, Kejriwal said: “A central minister called the authorities in the university and pressurised them to suspend Rohit and his friends”.

“The central minister declared the students who were following the path shown by Dr B.R. Ambedkar as anti-national, which is wrong,” he added.

“The poor Dalit boy should have been promoted and appreciated instead of creating an environment that forced him to suicide,” Kejriwal said.

The chief minister unfurled the tricolour and took Guard of Honour from contingents of Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Service, Civil Defence, NCC, and school students. The event was followed by cultural programmes.

Kejriwal also said Delhi’s ruling AAP government was working for the betterment of poor and common man. “We have focused on improving living standards of poor, middle class by providing free water, subsidised power, better health and education amenities.”

“We also scrapped management quota in private schools to abolish corruption in admission process at schools,” he said.

“Yesterday (Sunday) I inaugurated a flyover which was constructed at a cost of Rs.300 crore while the sanction cost of the project was Rs.425 crore. PWD saved over Rs.300 crore in three such projects in last two months,” he said, adding: “This money would be given to health department for enhancing health amenities.”

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