The Kejriwal-Jung tussle (Timeline)
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The seeds of the tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who quit on Thursday, were sown during the 49-day AAP government rule in 2013-14. Here is how the confrontation unfolded:
July 9: Najeeb Jung appointed Lt Governor.
Dec 28: Kejriwal becomes Chief Minister.
Feb 3: Delhi Cabinet clears draft of Jan Lokpal Bill.
Feb 10: Jung sends it to Law Ministry which says Centre’s nod mandatory to introduce Jan Lokpal Bill.
Feb 14: Kejriwal resigns.
Feb 17: Delhi assembly kept in suspended animation, President’s Rule imposed.
Feb 14: Kejriwal is Chief Minister again, AAP sweeps assembly election.
April: Jung says not obliged to send files to CM in response to Kejriwal’s order to route files related to police, public order and land through him.
April 29: Kejriwal tells officials not to bother LG with all files.
May 16: Kejriwal accuses IAS officer Shakuntala Gamlin of lobbying for power companies.
May 20: Jung annuls all bureaucratic postings by Delhi government, says power to appoint and transfer rests with him.
June 2: Five officers of Bihar Police join Delhi Government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). Jung rejects it, says he is the ACB boss.
June 8: Jung names Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police M.K. Meena new chief of ACB. Kejriwal cries foul.
June 9: Delhi government replaces Home Secretary Dharam Pal. LG vetoes order.
July 20/21: Delhi government appoints Swati Maliwal as Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson. Jung asks why his approval was not taken.
August: Kejriwal hikes circle rates in Delhi for agricultural land. Jung objects.
Aug 11: Delhi government forms Commission of Inquiry to probe CNG fitness scam. LG again objects.
December: AAP government sets up Inquiry Commission to probe Delhi and District Cricket Association. Jung questions its validity.
Dec 15: CBI raids Chief Minister’s Office. Kejriwal blames Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jung.
Dec 31: IAS and DANICS officers go on mass leave a day before flagship odd-even scheme.
Jan 1: Kejriwal blames LG, Centre for strike. Odd-even scheme a success.
March: AAP government appoints former Chief Income Tax Commissioner Krishna Saini as Chairperson of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.
June 1: ACB probes Delhi government’s app based Premium Bus Service.
June 20: ACB files FIR against Kejriwal and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in water tanker scam after Jung’s okay.
Aug 4: Delhi High Court gives primacy to Lt Governor in Delhi’s administration. AAP government moves Supreme Court.
Aug 30: Jung axes Delhi Health Secretary and PWD Secretary. Kejriwal says Modi hell bent on destroying Delhi through Jung.
Aug 30: Jung sets up panel to probe over 400 files related to decisions taken by Delhi government. Kejriwal calls it illegal.
Sep 16: After chikungunya outbreak, Jung asks Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to return from Finland.
Sep 17: Jung refuses to meet AAP ministers.
Oct 7: Jung appoints IAS officer Alka Diwan as DCW Member Secretary. Diwan stops payment of salaries to contractual employees of DCW. Kejriwal seeks her removal.
Dec 6: Jung replaces Diwan with IAS officer Dilraj Kaur. Kejriwal rejects the move, calls Jung “Hitler”.
Dec 22: Jung resigns.
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