After the July 4 SC verdict, the officers are under pressure and now they are trying to put pressure on the ministers.
New Delhi: The controversy over Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot’s alleged misbehaviour with a senior IAS officer intensified today as the former accused the bureaucrats of trying to put pressure on the ministers with an aim to paralyse the functioning of the AAP government.
Participating in a discussion in the Monsoon Session that began on Monday, Mr Gahlot cited the names of several senior officers of the Delhi government and accused transport commissioner Varsha Joshi of being “adamant” and trying to override his authority.
“After the July 4 SC verdict, the officers are under pressure and now they are trying to put pressure on the ministers. It is a larger conspiracy to stop the Delhi government from functio-ning,” he told the House.
Referring to CM Arvind Kejriwal’s inspection vis-it to the Burari Transport Authority office last month, where he received complaints of corruption, Gahlot alleged that the transport commissioner was “adamant” that there were no irregularities.
“I told her to refer to the inspection and observations that irregularities were found. But she was adamant and tried to put pressure that no irregularities were there,” he said.