Kejriwal writes to PM, charges LG of blocking project on CCTV cameras

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, charging the Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of clocking the project on installation of CCTV cameras in the city .

In his letter to the PM, Mr Kejriwal urged him to direct Lt Governor Anil Baijal not to play ‘politics’ on women security and allow the AAP government to install CCTVs across the city.

He has also sought time from PM to apprise him on the issue of CCTV cameras.

In his letter, Mr Kejriwal said,”installation of CCTV cameras is related to security of women . You yourself had stated in London that there should be no politics on the same.Now, your own LG is doing politics on women security.

This is not right. I urge you to immediately direct LG to allow Delhi government to install CCTVs.”

Alleging that the LG is creating hurdles in all the good work being carried out by the AAP Government , the Chief Minister said, “people feel that the LG is doing all this at the behest of the Centre . They feel that the Centre doesn’t want Delhi Government to do any good work.”

In this regard, he pointed out that for close to a year and a half, the LG did not clear the file related to Mohalla clinics.

‘For close to an year and a half, the LG did not allow construction of Mohalla clinics by putting some or the other objection on it. For one and a half years, he did not allow copnstruction of Mohalla clinics.There is a lot of anger among the people of Delhi on the issue,’Mr Kejriwal said in the letter.

The letter comes a day after the Kejriwal government lambasted Mr Br Baijal for forming a ‘committee’ to evolve a standard operating procedure/framework for installation, operation and monitoring of CCTVs.

On Thursday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that the Committee has been set up with the intention to put the CCTVs project on ‘cold storage’.

“LG has no power to set up such Committee. The only intention behind this is to halt the project,” Mr Sisodia said.

On this issue, Delhi PWD minister Satyendar Jain had also alleged LG that he had not consulted the Delhi government before setting up the Committee.

They had also declared the Committee ‘null and void.’

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