In the light of the events with the (DDCA), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) asserted that the central government “has no authority” to resist the commission of inquiry from investigating the alleged irregularities.
Speaking to the press, AAP leader Ashutosh Jain accused that the central government is working under the influence of someone and is making a joke of itself. “It has no authority to hold the commission of inquiry from forming and functioning,” he added.
He questioned the motives of the central government and claimed that Delhi High Court had on September 22 refused to issue a stay order to the previous commission of inquiry from probing the CNG fitness scam that was established by the Delhi government.
He asserted that Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung directed all the officers to refrain from following AAP government’s orders. On September 17 the AAP’s orders were declared as “null and void” by the union government. It was also said that all those who did not follow the order would face strict action for non-compliance of the order.
However, the Delhi government had sought a stay on Jung’s September 17 notification and the central government sought direction to stay the Delhi government’s August 11 notification setting up a commission of inquiry without the lt. governor’s nod.
Earlier during the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a series of tweets said that no one was given a clean chit by any Delhi government probe panel. This came a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party sought an apology from Kejriwal for his allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the DDCA row. Earlier today, Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party convener, said he would not oblige the BJP with an apology