AAP govt targets PM Modi with new poster

New Delhi: In a direct attack on the Centre, the AAP-led Delhi government has put up posters across the national capital requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the city dispensation to work.

Referring to “interference” of central government in the functioning of Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), AAP government issued a new poster which read, “Prime Minister Sir, Please, let Delhi government work. Delhi government is working fine.”

The poster was put up across Delhi soon after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shot a letter to L-G, alleging that Najeeb Jung has made the DCW “completely dysfunctional” at the behest of the prime minister.

Accusing the Centre of “attempting to weaken” AAP government’s fight against corruption, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Delhi government’s anti-corruption branch was working with full vigour but as it started getting success, a new chief was appointed illegally.”

“Rumours were spread that the ACB was going to lodge an FIR against a Union Minister,” he said.

Earlier, Delhi government had posted audio clips on social media slamming the Delhi Police and Modi over the gruesome murder of a 19-year-old girl.

Radio and newspaper advertisements have also been issued by the Delhi government to convey the message.

In the advertisement, Kejriwal appeals to Modi to take steps to improve Delhi’s “deteriorating” law and order situation or hand over police to the city government.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Police chief B S Bassi objected to the advertisement where Kejriwal has questioned the functioning of the force, calling it “misleading”.