Delhi LG has always managed to remain in news as a by-product of Arvind Kejriwal’s huge Allocation for Media Management. We have heard endless Blame-games by Kejriwal about Leiutnant Governor Najeeb Jung through the statements and the crass tweets of Delhi CM Kejriwal. For a non-performer Twitter CM Kejriwal, LG has come handy as a scapegoat to transfer the blame of his indolence!
As Congress appointed Najeeb Jung has resigned from his post of LG on December 22, his successor is now a BJP appointed retired IAS Officer from New Delhi-based think tank Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) Mr Anil Baijal! Twitter CM Kejriwal has suddenly gone on a silent mode since the announcement of new LG! Looks like Aam Aadmi Partry has jumped from frying pan to fire!
The newly appointed L-G, Anil Baijal is well conversant with Delhi’s constitutional and administrative position, as also of political nuances. Considering his experience in the North Block, Baijal’s tenure as Union home secretary will come handy in carrying out his duties as the new LG. He has served as Union Home Secretary under the Vajpayee government. . He has also served as Vice-Chairman of Delhi Development Authority; Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands; additional Home Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting; MD of Indian Airlines; CEO of Prasar Bharti; Development Commissioner of Goa; Commissioner (sales tax and excise) of Delhi ; Councilor in charge of India Aid Mission in Nepal. He was responsible for the introduction of DD Bharti.
In the wake of this new appointment of LG, Delhi, Congress Delhi Chief Ajay Maken tweeted “We expect Anil Baijal to release Shunglu Committee report on corruption of AAP government soon after taking over. Had the report been released, the CBI would have filed cases against the AAP government as there are irregularities in over 200 files.”
Our National Capital has faced the brunt of the clashes between LG and CM since last two years. The promises that lured Delhites to elect AAP are not fulfilled at the end of two years tenure of Kejriwal Government. Instead of working on those promises, AAP is eying other states for broadening its horizon. Delhites are suffering from serious problems like Polution, Law and order , transport, health and Education. Delhites have been duped on the promises of free WiFi, free electricity and water, 15 lakh CCTV cameras in buses and so on. More than 15 Senior Leaders have been suspended, 3 Cabinet Ministers have been sacked 11 MLAs have been arrested, under gruesome charges like Rape, Sex Trafficking, Domestic abuse and forgery.
For the sake of Delhites , who have suffered enough, we wish Anil Baijal ,Delhi LG brings some solace to them. Joint Venture with the party like AAP is not going to be a bed of roses! But then, we can hope for positive change from someone of Anil Baijal’s stature!