Aam Aadmi Party today intensified its attack on L-G Najeeb Jung, calling him a "spokesperson of BJP" after he rejected the Delhi government's advice to dissolve the Shunglu Committee, which is examining 400 files on decisions taken by the Arvind Kejriwal regime.
Senior party leader Ashutosh questioned the legality under which the Shunglu Committee is examining the files on decisions taken by the Delhi government.
"Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung should stop behaving like a political spokesperson of his latest adopted outfit -- the BJP. He is hiding behind the Narendra Modi government to cover-up his unconstitutional and illegal actions," he said.
The Kejriwal government had yesterday advised Jung to dissolve the Shunglu Committee, which is examining 400 files on decisions taken by the AAP regime, but he turned down the request and gave the panel a six-week extension.
Jung had formed the committee chaired by Shunglu on August 30 and ex-chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and ex-chief vigilance commissioner Pradeep Kumar are also its members.
In a three-page press statement, Jung wondered why the AAP government is "afraid" of the truth coming out if everything, as claimed by its ministers, is as per rules.
"We have made it clear time and again that why can't the L-G wait until the Supreme Court gives its decision. The AAP and the Delhi government cannot be cowed down by the threat of using the CBI for political vendetta against us."
"The AAP government is not afraid of Jung's machinery and falsehoods being spread by him," Ashutosh said.
He also questioned whether Jung can cite a single rule under which Delhi government officers are being verbally summoned before the unconstitutional and illegal committee.
"Why is the Delhi L-G unable to state under which provision of the Constitution, law or rule has he formed a three-member committee to examine the Delhi government files?" he said.
"On whose illegal instructions did Jung form this committee, about which he is fumbling for words to explain under which law/rule this committee has been formed? Can he deny that he is violating his oath of office and secrecy by showing official files to outsider individuals?" the AAP leader said.
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