Delhi assembly passes resolution against Centre's order

New Delhi


The Delhi assembly on Wednesday took on the central government by adopting a resolution against its order which gave Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung the final say in the postings and transfers of bureaucrats in the capital.

Passed by voice vote on the last day of the two-day special session of the assembly, called by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government, the resolution termed the May 21 notification issued by the union Home Ministry as "illegal".

It asked the senior officials to ignore the central notification and obey the decisions of the council of ministers in Delhi and work without fear.

The May 21 notification had backed Lt. Governor Jung in his tussle with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the appointment of senior officials.

The resolution has brought the AAP government in direct confrontation with the Narendra Modi-led central government. - IANS