Keep bureaucracy away from politics, Union minister tells AAP

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi should keep bureaucracy away from its politics.

“The AAP government must keep the bureaucracy away from its politics. Harassing it will further stall work in the NCR (National Capital Region), making people suffer because of this circus,” Harsh Vardhan said in a tweet.

“IAS officers (AGMUT, DANICS) appeal to the Delhi government to refrain from misdemeanour, fake allegations, misinformation campaign etc.,” he wrote in another tweet.

The Union Science and Technology Minister’s remarks came a day after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia slammed two bodies — AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) IAS Association and DANICS (Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service) Association — saying that they have become “politicised and are passing politically-motivated” resolutions.

Sisodia warned the bureaucrats of “strict action” if they refused to work for public welfare.

The two bodies had jointly passed a resolution on Tuesday against the alleged injustices meted out by the political executive of the Delhi government.