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Delhi Govt-LG office spat continues, now over Waqf Board

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today accused of "stalling" the constitution of the city's Board, which was dissolved in October 2016 on charges of "irregularities".

alleged Baijal was using a High order as an alibi to not form the seven member-board, elections to which have been completed.

Sisodia went on to question Baijal's motive behind his objection and wondered why successive Governors have shown "undue interest" in the affairs of the Board, which looks after the properties in

He said the Imams are being deprived of their salaries due to the imbroglio. The Board comprises four elected and three nominated members.

Sisodia said Baijal had cleared the names of the three nominated members last month and the process for electing the rest was also complete.

"However, the High has ordered that one member, who is to be a Muslim Bar Council of shall not be filled till further directions.

"But nowhere did the High say that the formation of the Board has to be brought to a halt. The is using that as an excuse to delay the process which is beyond our understanding," Sisodia told a press conference.

The Raj Niwas has not yet responded to the allegations, but the latest spat marks another low in the relationship between the Arvind Kejriwal and the Governor's office.

The then had, in October 2016, dissolved the board constituted by the Kejriwal-led and referred the matter related to "irregularities" in it to the (CBI).

There were also corruption charges regarding appointments made to the board under the tenure of MLA Amanatullah Khan and the city's (ACB) had launched a probe into an alleged "recruitment scam" in the body.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:51 IST