Najeeb Jung + Arvind Kejriwal = Hell for Delhi

Najeeb Jung with others
Najeeb Jung with others

In the perpetual conflict between the bureaucrat and the politician, the people of Delhi have been suffering.

By Rakesh Raman

The lieutenant governor (LG) of Delhi Najeeb Jung put in his papers Thursday more than a year before the completion of his tenure.

With his resignation, Jung is leaving Delhi and its people in a state of utter mess, as the administrative work in Delhi had come to a standstill during the past about two years since Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) formed the government in February 2015.

Jung, supported by court orders, had completely clipped Kejriwal’s wings in a fight for power that saw Kejriwal’s role reduced to a mere clerk who has been killing his time on Twitter with his meaningless tweets and retweets.

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While Jung did not have any trust in Kejriwal’s administrative ability, he took all the work of Delhi in his own hands. And, like a street rogue, Kejriwal abused Jung in an extremely vulgar language that most parents would not like their children to hear or read.

In the perpetual conflict between the bureaucrat and the politician, the people of Delhi have been suffering. Jung too failed completely, as the living conditions in Delhi have been going from bad to worse.

Hell in Delhi

Today, Delhi is the most polluted and perhaps the dirtiest city in the world. While the education standard in Delhi is in a deplorable state, corruption is so rampant in almost every street of Delhi that Jung and Kejriwal have failed to check it.

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In an ongoing RMN Poll given below, a whopping 78% people say they are not satisfied with Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi.

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Plus, in the RMN Popularity Poll, Kejriwal’s own popularity is severely damaged. With only 7% votes Kejriwal stands at No. 9 in a list of 10 candidates. You can vote and check out the poll results so far.

Kejriwal, who also is at daggers drawn with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, believed that Jung was taking orders from Modi to harass him. Earlier, Kejriwal also had said in a video message that Modi might get him killed.

After Jung’s exit, Modi will appoint his own loyalist as the lieutenant governor (LG) of Delhi. Obviously, the new LG will make life miserable for Kejriwal. But in this political melee, people of Delhi – who are already living in a virtual hell – will suffer.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and social scientist. You also can visit the REAL VOTER – Politics in India Information Center that he manages.

Photo courtesy: Delhi Government

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