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Delhi HC to summon LG over waterlogging: Kejriwal

HC has said that LG is government and it should summon LG for waterlogging, Kejriwal

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Publish Date: Sep 2 2016 4:02PM | Updated Date: Sep 2 2016 4:03PM

Delhi HC to summon LG over waterlogging: Kejriwal

After Delhi High Court summoned Arvind Kejriwal for waterlogging situation, the chief minister on Friday said HC should summon the lieutenant governor instead.

 

"When HC has said that the LG is government, then it should summon the LG for waterlogging," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

 

The court on Thursday warned the Delhi government officials with contempt of court action if it did not work to control waterlogging here.

 

As the state government counsel argued that the senior officials were not in their control at all, citing the power sharing between Lt Governor and the Delhi government, the court said it was not concerned about it.

 

"This is strange. How can the high court not be concerned who is the government? It says the LG is the government and then asks the chief minister to do the job?" Kejriwal said in another tweet.

 

The court on August 31 also pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and civic agencies on the waterlogging situation in the city, saying there was "no justification for clogged drains".

 

The national capital on Wednesday came to a standstill due to waterlogging after three hours of heavy rains.

 

US secretary of state John Kerry, who was visiting the national capital where he reached late due to the situation said in a funny comment, "I don't know if people came in boats or amphibious vehicle of some kind."