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Kejriwal and party should know Delhi is not a State

KK Sethi

Good news that the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act has been amended. In fact the amendment also should have been to remove the designation ‘Chief Minister’. It gives the false notion of being equivalent to the Chief Minister in such States as Maharashtra and/or Karnataka. In fact, when first appointed as Chief Minister of Delhi, which is the National Capital Territory of Delhi and not a State, Arvind Kejriwal believed he was made the Chief Minister of India. His full page advertisements, together with his photograph, appeared in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and elsewhere – and of course Dilli. The correct designation would be Chief Executive Officer or Chairman.

Chaudhary Brahm Parkash was the first chief minister of Dilli from 1952 to 1955. Dilli was then Part C State. Later the Legislative Assembly was abolished in 1956 and Metropolitan Council introduced in 1966 whose chief was Chief Executive Officer (also called Chairman of the Council). It had 56 elected and 5 nominated members.

Postscript:

Comments on this are flowing on social media.

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Comment 1

The Metropolitan Council of Delhi had no legislative powers. It was only a recommendatory body.

Author’s response

Exactly. That is how it should be. Otherwise, it creates difficulties with people like Kejriwal. Remember there was no confrontation when Dixit was there with BJP government or Khurana was there with Congress government.


KK Sethi, a retired IAS officer, is highly respected for his commitment to the larger cause of society. He has held several important posts and was Chief Secretary Manipur and President Board of Revenue in Madhya Pradesh. As Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, he had presented to the President of India, the forty-fourth Annual Report under Article 350- B (2) of the Constitution. For the implementation of the constitutional provisions and Nationally Agreed Scheme of Safeguards provided to linguistic minorities

International gang behind Republic Day violence: Delhi Police

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New Delhi: The Delhi Police has underscored the role of Pieter Friedrich, a foreign based activist, known for his links with Pakistan’s ISI and Khalistanis, in organizing the global campaign against India and the large-scale violence on Republic Day in the capital. 

The Police has said that the role of Friedrick, who has remained on scanner of Indian intelligence agencies since 2006 role in Delhi violence has come to light during the investigation into the Greta ‘toolkit’ conspiracy.
Modalities for “global day of action” was worked out by Poetic Justice Foundation founded by Mo Dhaliwal. This organisation is associated with the Khalistan group. It was in touch with activists in India and had also organised a Zoom meeting to discuss modalities for global day of action. This web meeting was joined by Disha, Nikita and Shantanu. 

Disha Ravi

Delhi Police has arrested climate activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru for being allegedly involved in sharing on social media a “”toolkit” related to farmers” protests against the new farm laws. From the House of another accused Nikita Jacob in Mumbai, one cell phone and two laptops have been seized along with some digital information that has been retrieved. Nikita and one more accused Shantanu are absconding. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday threw his weight behind Disha Ravi and said supporting farmers is not a crime and termed her arrest as an “unprecedented attack”.

Chief Minister if Bengal Mamata Banerjee. Likewise, Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra have also extended support to the accused.

FIR against 37, including Medha Patkar, Yogendra Yadav and Rakesh Tikait

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S. N. SHRIVASTAVA, Commissioner of Police, Delhi

New Delhi: Thirty-seven farmer leaders, including Yogendra Yadav, Medha Patkar, and Rakesh Tikait, have been accused for Tuesday 26 January violence, in FIRs registered by Delhi Police

Delhi Police Commissioner told media persons that police had gone in for maximum restrain to ensure there was no casualty when the rioting farmers were breaking barricades and had even breached the Red Fort. He further informed that 394 police personnel were injured and few of them are in the ICU. More than two dozen FIRs have been registered. Nineteen accused have been arrested and 50 persons have been detained for interrogation. Answering a pointed query, he said anyone found guilty will not be spared.

The Police Commissioner accused the protesting farmers’ unions and leaders of breach of trust. He said they had broken mutually agreed route & timing of farmers’ rally.

Barring Bharatiya Kisan Union, the other protesting farmers unions announced Wednesday evening that their protest against the new farm laws will continue. They also announced the decision to call off the march to Parliament on Budget day.

Siege of Delhi on Republic Day: Farmers rally turns violent; Red Fort breached

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New Delhi: The farmers procession on Republic Day which began with convoys of tractors entering the Union capital from Singhu border and Ghazipur before the scheduled time, turned violent, the designated route was breached and police had to use force at several places.

The protesting farmers took the capital to ransom, broke police barricades at Red fort, Ghazipur border, Dilshad Garden, Nangloi, ITO, Singhu border, Tikri, Chilla, NH24, Pandav Nagar and Mukarba chowk.

Red Fort breached

The Violent mob unfurled the saffron (Khalsa) flag at Red Fort. Police burst tear gas shells and also resorted to lathi charge at Red Fort and Singhu border to disperse the protestors, who even vandalised a public vehicles. Many police personnel were injured when mobs went berserk and began pelting stones. Eighteen of them have been admitted in LNJP hospital.

Farmers’ unions and their leaders, who are adamant and are demanding that the new farm laws be repealed and had given the assurance that their tractor procession will be peaceful, on Tuesday afternoon, tried to distance themselves from the violent protestors by taking tbe plea that anti-social elements had infiltrated the protesting farmers.