‘Will urge Baijal not to follow BJP’s directions and stall CCTV cameras’ installation’
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with all the Aam Aadmi Party legislators will walk from his residence to L-G House on Monday seeking nod for CCTVs cameras to be installed in the city, his deputy Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
As the issue snowballed into yet another confrontation between the AAP government and the lieutenant-Governor, Mr Kejriwal had on Friday also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the execution of the CCTV project saying it was related to women safety and should be above politics.
“For three years, when we were working on this project, the L-G was silent. Suddenly now, when the tender has been allotted, he sees loophole in the system. The CM along with all Delhi Ministers and AAP MLAs will walk to LG house to discuss the issue,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said.
Mr Sisodia said that he has also written a letter to the L-G informing him about the visit. “The stalling of CCTV project has created uproar in public. We will come at 3 pm on Monday to discuss the issue with you. If the time is not suitable to you, you can tell us an alternative time on that day,” he said in the letter.
Mr Kejriwal said that they will urge the L-G not to follow the BJP’s “orders”. “All ministers and MLAs will walk up to L-G house from my residence on Monday at 3 p.m. to urge the L-G not to follow BJP’s directions and to allow CCTV cameras to be installed,” he tweeted.
On Tuesday, Mr Baijal formed a committee to come up with a standard operating procedure for the installation, operation and monitoring of closed-circuit televisions.
Mr Kejriwal had on Friday alleged that the only aim of setting up the committee was to interrupt government work and not let the CCTVs be installed. Setting up CCTVs was a key poll promise of the Aam Aadmi Party.