Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit trashed Delhi CM’s Arvind Kejriwal’s on-going protest by calling it an ‘excuse to not to work.’ Dikshit accused the Aam Aadmi Party chief by saying that he was not at all conscious of his constitutional duties, because of which Delhites have been suffering. Accusing Kejriwal of ‘confrontational politics,’ the former cm said that she couldn’t understand what Kejriwal’s fight (via protest) was about.
Dikshit further said that the people of Delhi had voted for Kejriwal with huge majority and they know ‘what’s happening.’ She said that Kejriwal couldn’t duck his responsibilities like this.
Dikshit according to a report in NDTV said, “What message you are giving? It (dharna) makes no sense. People of Delhi are very disappointed because they brought him with a huge majority and this is how he is treating them? The roles of the Lt Governor and the chief minister are well defined. You can’t suddenly change their roles. Both of them are free to disagree, but a dharna at LG’s house is no solution. The photographs that have come out of their sit-in protest are disgraceful.”
Dikshit said that the Congress in Delhi too had demanded for a separate statehood but soon they realised that it wasn’t possible.
Kejriwal, along with Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Kumar Jain and Gopal Rai, through a sit-in protest since five days at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence, has been demanding a separate statehood for Delhi.