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Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has dismissed the allegations made by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia over the previous’s conferences with authorities officers, calling it baseless and devoid of any advantage. In a letter to Sisodia, Baijal stated all of the conferences referred to as by him within the latest months had been inside the ambit of the constitutional provisions and duties entrusted to the workplace of lieutenant governor.

He stated that the workplace of lieutenant governor has the best regard in the direction of the Constitution of India and the rules of democracy and is dedicated to abiding by Supreme Court judgment on the division of energy.

“Whatever the reason might be, the letter should not have been made public due to the sensitivity related to the roles and responsibilities of constitutional authorities,” Baijal wrote, including that the deputy CM ought to have mentioned the problem with him personally.

HT had earlier reported on Sisodia’s letter to Baijal through which the deputy CM had termed LG’s actions “murder of democracy” and violative of the Supreme Court judgment. Sisodia had objected to the lieutenant governor issuing instructions to Delhi authorities officers “on subjects that come under the purview of the elected government, without even keeping the ministers in the loop.”

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Baijal stated whilst some topics have been saved out of the purview of the Delhi authorities, efficient coordination and session with different departments are required for the execution of insurance policies and schemes referring to reserved topics.

“In your letter, no specific evidence or instance has been cited where guidance given by me in the meetings has in any manner obstructed the implementation of decisions taken by the elected government,” he wrote.

In his rebuttal to Sisodia, Baijal quoted the Supreme Court judgment in Govt. Of Nct Of Delhi vs Union Of India (2018) which says “[t]he methods and approach for the Governments of the Union and the States may sometimes be different but the ultimate goal and objective always remain the same and the governments at different levels should not lose sight of the ultimate objective.”

“It is unfortunate that a biased view was taken and wrong interpretations were made for the actions taken in the public interest with a clear intention,” the lieutenant governor added.

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