According to the Lieutenant Governor’s office on Friday, Delhi minister Gopal Rai “lied” about the launch of the “Red Light on, Gaadi Off” campaign. They said that the Aam Aadmi Party did this to “coerce the L-G into a decision.”
In a news conference on Thursday, Rai said that the campaign was scheduled to launch on October 28 but had been delayed because L-office G’s clearance was still pending. He stated that the material had been sent out for clearance on October 21. Denying the allegations, L-G office sources maintained that October 31 rather than October 28 as alleged by the Delhi minister was listed as the rollout date in the file that was provided to the L-G office.
“Gopal Rai, an AAP minister, misled Delhi residents by saying that the “Red Light On Gadi Off” campaign will begin on October 28. The date of October 31 for the plan to be implemented is explicitly stated in the file that CM Kejriwal gave to L-G VK Saxena “sources said.
They continued, saying that the files sent to the office are “not perfunctory in nature” and require “proper consideration and application of mind.” “Moreover, the file was sent to LG Secretary on October 21, Friday, after which offices fully opened only on October 27, Thursday, after the weekend, Gazetted holiday, and Restricted holiday,” they said.
According to the sources, Rai convened a news conference when the L-G was absent due to another obligation.
“When L-G was out of the office on Thursday due to prior engagements, such as the dedication of waterfalls to the people of Delhi at Asola-Bhati and subsequently at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Gopal Rai held a press conference. Clearly, AAP did this to pressure L-G into making a choice “sources claimed.