The Prime Minister’s office and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung are planning to arrest Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.
Referring to the Shunglu committee set up to probe Delhi government decisions, the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted: “PMO/LG target Manish through Shunglu. Plan to arrest Manish.”
Kejriwal pointed out that Shunglu was facing charges of malpractices in Delhi Public School (DPS). “Will PMO save Shunglu in return?
“Complaints of malpractices by Shunglu in DPS lying pending with LG for more than 18 months,” he added.
Jung had set up a three-member panel to study alleged irregularities by the Delhi government following an August 4 Delhi High Court ruling giving primacy to the Lt. Governor in Delhi’s administration.
The committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General V.K. Shunglu, was called “unconstitutional” by Sisodia. He said there was no provision in the Constitution for such a committee.