Jung seeks details of foreign tours of AAP ministers
Sep 08 2016
On September 2, the Delhi government had informed Supreme Court that it has filed six different pleas challenging the Delhi High Court order and withdrew its civil suit on declaring the national capital as a full state.
Hitting out at Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for seeking details of foreign tours undertaken by AAP ministers, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain today said such vistis by his party ministers are comparatively less than that of their counterparts in other parts of the country.
"Has he (Jung) also asked for details of foreign tours of Prime Minister?"
After introducing stringent guidelines on official trips overseas, the Central Government has initiated scrutiny of such trips by Ministers and bureaucrats to check the intended outcome as well as the visit's funding and spending. Sacked AAP leader and ex-Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar made personal visit to the U.S. twice.
Earlier, The Sunday Standard, under title "Delhi government Pvt Ltd", had reported how the Kejriwal government is recruiting private people to execute projects and policies in Delhi, so as to devote more time and resources in Gujarat, Punjab and Goa where the chief minister is keen to make inroads and grab power. Labour Minister Gopal Rai, along with Jain, had been to Sweden on a five day-knowledge trip.
The court on 31 August also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the water-logging situation in the city, saying there was "no justification for clogged drains". The apex court will now hear AAP government's original suit and SLP against the High Court's judgment to take a final call on who heads the National Capital Territory.
This is first foreign visit made by the Delhi Chief Minister since the Aam Aadmi Party has come to power in February, 2015.