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AAP-Centre tussle: Appointment of 9 advisors cancelled; Sisodia calls it conspiracy to derail 'edu revolution' in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The tussle between the and the Centre further escalated today with the cancellation of appointment of nine to ministers, including those assisting Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, following the Union Home Ministry's directions which said these posts were "not sanctioned".

Launching a scathing attack on the Centre over the issue, Sisodia said that the government's order was a "conspiracy to derail" the "revolution" in

Since no BJP government has been able to deliver anything in and health sectors, the Centre is trying to paralyse the AAP government, he alleged, adding his Atisi Marlena, who was playing a "vital role" in improving the system, has been "targeted".

According to an order issued by government, the MHA had written in its letter that these posts on which the appointees are officiating are not in the list of posts approved for the ministers and the of Delhi.

"No prior approval of the central government has been taken for creation of said posts on which these persons have been appointed on co-terminus basis," the GAD order stated.

The Home ministry had sent the letter to GAD on April 10. The services are under the

Among the nine whose appointment has been cancelled are Amardeep Tiwari (to law minister), Arunodya Prakash (to deputy chief minister), (minister), (to deputy chief minister).

Following the move, Sisodia took to twitter and said, "Modi Govt's order to remove Delhi is a conspiracy to derail education revolution in Delhi.

"Real intention of the order is to paralyse our govt work, since no BJP govt has been able to deliver anything on education & health," he said.

Sisodia tweeted,"No wonder why Modi govt decided to remove advisors like @AtishiMarlena - an Stephenian who later studied at Oxford, then worked as Rhodes scholar, and then joined Delhi Education govt as advisor. She was working with me on Re 1/pm salary for last 3 years."

Later addressing reporters, he said that the Centre wants to "undermine" the education system in Delhi.

Sisodia said that the BJP-led government has targeted his advisor Marlena through this order as she is playing a vital role in improving the education system.

The deputy said that out of nine advisors, only four are currently working with the

"has decided to undermine the Delhi's education system that is why this order has been issued today," Sisodia alleged.

The government and the Centre have been at loggerheads on a range of issues, especialy appointment of officials.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 19:50 IST