Modi, LG creating hurdles for Delhi government: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (right), with Deputy Chief Minister & Finance Minister Manish Sisodia

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung of creating hurdles for the city government.

"LG and Modi Government aggressively start creating hurdles in Delhi Government, almost in every file (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.

His remarks came a day after the registration process for the Delhi government's highly anticipated 'app based premium bus service' could not start because the Lt. Governor did not give his approval.

Hitting out at the Modi for stopping the Delhi government's projects through the LG, Kejriwal tweeted: "Modi Ji is firing from LG's shoulder to thwart Delhi government in its every work."

During the second phase of the odd-even scheme in the city between April 15-30, the Delhi government announced a policy for the app-based premium bus service which was to be made operational from mid-June. Registrations were scheduled on June 1 (Wednesday).

A notification of the scheme was issued on May 20, but the Lt. Governor did not give his nod so the project could not take off.

The Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch had also initiated a probe into allegations that it did not have the LG's approval and favoured a particular aggregator.

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