Aam Aadmi Party legislators on Wednesday camped at Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal’s house, asking him to sign off on files including one that allows the construction of Mohalla Clinics. The lawmakers left in the evening after spending more than seven hours there.
“There should be no politics with Mohalla Clinics. It involves the health of two crores Delhiites. LG must clear the file immediately,” tweeted the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“The public is suffering due to delays. The LG should call all officers and sort it out. I am prepared to come wid my ministers 2 Raj Niwas, if LG wants,” he added.
He also has requested Baijal to “sort out all objections across the table rather than files moving up n down.” Mohalla Clinics is Kejriwal’s pet healthcare project for Delhi.
AAP said its 48 lawmakers sat peacefully for seven hours at Baijal’s office. However, the L-G’s office said, “45 AAP MLAs storm Raj Niwas, display conduct unbecoming of responsible elected representatives.” It said that Baijal has talked to CM on the issue, “but Delhi CM did not come to the LG’s house and skipped the weekly meeting.”
AAP, on the other hand, claimed that Baijal’s office was misrepresenting facts.
The Lieutenant Governor, as the administrative head, has to sign-off on key policy decisions taken by Delhi government. The CM had big clashes with Baijal’s predecessor Najeeb Jung too, who quit in December last year.