An RTI filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Harish Khurana reveals that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has never called a meeting on the law and order situation in the national capital or on the safety and security of women since assuming office—February 14, 2015, to June 9, 2016.
The response to the RTI was reportedly given by the Chief Minister’s office, Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. The CMO said, “The information sought is not compiled and hence, not available on record.”
The LG’s office responded, “The information sought attracts various provisions of exemptions from the disclosure of information under the RTI act.” It forwarded the inquiry to the other departments.
The Delhi police headquarters stated, “No such letter regarding calling of the Commissioner of Delhi Police by Delhi Chief Minister was received in the office of CP/Delhi during the period from Feb 14, 2015 to June 7, 2016. However if any letter/references issued from Delhi Chief Minister’s office in connection regarding the women security and law and order situation in Delhi, the complete reference number and date of the same may be intimated to enable us for proper reply.”
Khurana’s RTI sought details on the minutes of the meetings held on law and order and women’s safety. The offices replied that there were no available records with the Delhi government. Further, Khurana claims Kejriwal has never interacted with home minister Rajnath Singh, home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, or Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on these issues.
“The RTI shows how serious Arvind Kejriwal is towards the law and order situation in Delhi and on the issue of women security in the capital,” Khurana said. He criticised the chief minister for accusing the Centre of not giving him power despite not exercising the available constitutional powers vested with him.