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BJP files complaint against CM, his Cabinet

Accusing them of “criminal neglect of their duties” as elected representatives in addition to “criminal trespass and forcible occupation” of Raj Niwas during their nine-day sit-in protest in June, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday approached the police with a complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues.

Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Vijender Gupta said the complaint was in reaction to Labour Minister Gopal Rai’s statement in the House to the effect that the Aam Aadmi Party government had asked the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR to probe a simultaneous counter dharna outside the Chief Minister’s Office at the Delhi Secretariat.

On Thursday afternoon, Mr. Gupta said, Opposition members called upon Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad seeking the registration of an FIR against the Chief Minister, his Deputy Manish Sisodia, Public Works Department Minister Satyendra Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai for “criminal trespass and forcible occupation of the Office of Hon’ble Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi at Raj Niwas in the Civil Line’s from 11-19 June this year.”

“We received the complaint from Mr. Gupta and are examining it,” Ms. Prasad told
The Hindu.

The complaint alleged that they were also “guilty of criminal dereliction of their constitutional duties” which they were bound to perform as the “senior most Delhi government functionaries”, the statement read.

The opposition, in the complaint, attempted to stress that the police “must” investigate how the Chief Minister and his Ministers held a dharna at the Lieutenant-Governor’s Office.

‘Most demanding times’

It also said that “for nine days they stayed away from discharging their onerous duties and responsibilities” in the “most demanding times” which had allegedly had issues including “water and environment crisis, pre-monsoon disilting of drains and
nallahas
” confronting the Capital.

“Their behaviour was most unbecoming of seniormost government functionaries and Delhi was without governance for nine days. Keeping the above facts in view, the Opposition urged DCP to file an FIR against the above-mentioned persons,” the statement added.

Their behaviour was most unbecoming of seniormost government functionaries and Delhi was without governance for nine days. Keeping the above facts in view, the Opposition urged DCP to file FIR against the above-mentioned persons

Vijender Gupta

Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly

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