New Delhi: Amid the tussle between Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and AAP government, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Centre has no intention to run the Delhi Government through anyone and is conscious of its constitutional responsibility.
At a press conference, Rajnath said “We have no intentions to run the Delhi government through anyone. Let them run the government. We just want to uphold the Constitutional provisions”.
“We are not against anyone but it is our responsibility to uphold constitutional provisions. Everyone should remain within the framework of the Constitution,” he said without naming anyone.
Singh added that if any law and order situation arises in the national capital, the central government is obliged to intervene.
The Home Minister’s comments came on a day when the Supreme Court sought Delhi government’s response in three weeks on Centre’s plea seeking stay on the High Court judgment which termed as suspect the notification clipping powers of the AAP dispensation.
In its May 21 notification, the Centre had restrained the Delhi government’s anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences and holding that the LG can act in his discretion.