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Delhi Assembly resolution slams CS Prakash, demands his removal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Assembly today passed a resolution demanding immediate removal of for allegedly blocking the CCTV camera project at the behest of the BJP, in a move likely to escalate the tension between the bureaucrats and the ruling

The AAP-dominated House resolved that installing CCTV cameras in was an urgent need for protection of women and children.

"This House condemns Anshu Prakash, who appears to be acting on behalf of the BJP government at the Centre, for blocking the CCTV project and his act appears to be a part of the conspiracy by the Opposition to further delay the CCTV project. This House demands that should immediately be removed from the post of chief secretary, Delhi," said the resolution passed by the assembly.

The resolution was moved by

It also sought a detailed examination of the reasons for delay in implementing the CCTV camera project that was given in-principle approval by government in October 2015, by a

Deputy alleged that the was working as a "BJP agent" to block the project, passed by today.

Sisodia's attack on Prakash came after the chief secretary in a note viewed "there should be no undue haste" in considering the CCTV project.

"The note of chief secretary is devoid of any merit. The Council considers CS note, rejects it and warns him to desist from such conduct in future," the Cabinet responded.

The move by comes close on the heels of a confrontation involving and secretary-cum-commissioner Varsha Joshi, over procurement of buses.

The tussle between the bureaucrats and the dispensation had flared up with an alleged assault on Prakash during a late-night meeting at Arvind Kejriwal's residence in February this year.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 19:25 IST