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Not campaigning for any party in Bihar, says Kejriwal

Indian anti-corruption activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Kejriwal on Saturday launched his party naming it 'Aam Aadmi’, or common people. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian anti-corruption activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Kejriwal on Saturday launched his party naming it 'Aam Aadmi’, or common people. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he is not campaigning for any political party in Bihar and had visited the state just for a governance workshop.

“I am not supporting anyone in Bihar. There was a governance workshop that was organised by chief minister Nitish Kumar before the elections were announced. I had gone for that workshop and I am not campaigning for any political party in Bihar,” Kejriwal said at a conclave of chief ministers to discuss issues related to co-operative federalism.

Kejriwal also said that both Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and the Centre were trying to interfere in the work of the judiciary by declaring his orders ‘null and void’.

“The power to declare a state government’s orders ‘null and void’ is with the judiciary. So, the Lt. Governor and the Centre are interfering with the work of the judiciary,” Kejriwal said.

The chief minister maintained this was probably a first in Independent India that at least 30 orders issued by the Government of Delhi have been declared ‘null and void’ by the Lt. Governor.

ANI