The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday demanded a probe into the alleged "leak" of a communication on the Jan Lokpal Bill from the Solicitor General to the Lieutenant Governor.
"Anything that has gone to the Lieutenant Governor, it has become public through the media. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is acting like an agent of the Congress and he is trying to malign the image of the Aam Aadmi Party government," party spokesperson Ashutosh said.
He said that this was not the first time that the information was leaked from the LG's office and demanded that the matter be investigated.
"This is not the first time that a confidential communication with delhi Lg Jung is leaked !! Is his office involved in leak !!!
"How and why a confidential letter between LG Jung and solicitor General was leaked?? Who has leaked it?? It should be investigated???," the journalist-turned-politician tweeted.
Interestingly, from the day the AAP was invited to form the government, it has shared cordial relations with the Lieutenant Governor.
Even when there was a face-off between the Union home ministry, Delhi police and the Delhi government in January, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had publicly praised Jung and called him a "nice person".
Jung had played a major role in convincing Kejriwal to reach a compromise.
On Thursday, Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran, whose opinion was sought by Jung on the constitutionality of the Delhi government's proposal to enact the Jan Lokpal Bill without seeking the Centre's clearance, had conveyed to him that it will be illegal if enacted without the consent.
"Whatever the Solicitor General has said is a legal advice and views over legal issues may differ. As per the legal advice we have sought, this (the process to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill) is purely legal and we will bring this bill in the assembly," Ashutosh said.
Image: Dehi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ' Photograph: Reuters