Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls ordinance “disgusting joke”
20 May, 2023 | Srijita Sen
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal called out the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre over the ordinance on the control of services and said that for a government to run efficiently, it is important that the o...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called out the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre over the ordinance on the control of services and said that for a government to run efficiently, it is important that the officers come under the control of the elected government. “On Friday, the SC closed at 4 pm and BJP brought the ordinance at 10 pm on the same day,” said the Delhi CM.
Kejriwal also called it a disgusting joke against democracy. The CM claimed that after the order was passed, the services secretary became unreachable and switched off his mobile. However, after he came back, the Chief Secretary got unreachable.
“Due to this, the meeting of the Civil Services Board got delayed by three days. And when we finally send the proposal to the LG, he sits over it for further two days.”
The Delhi CM also added, “They were purposefully waiting for the court’s holiday to start for bringing the ordinance. If they just wanted to bring the ordinance they could have brought it before as well. But they wanted the court to close, as they know that the ordinance is undemocratic, illegal, and against the Constitution.”
He continued, “They knew that if we challenge the ordinance in court, it won’t stand even five minutes. When the court opens July 1, we will challenge it.”