AAP says LG a threat to democracy, alleges conspiracy

New Delhi: The AAP on Tuesday branded Lt Governor Najeeb Jung as a threat to democracy after he reportedly suggested he could consider doing away with the Delhi assembly. The Aam Aadmi Party also said that it smelt a larger "conspiracy" behind the continuing attacks on the Delhi government and said Jung would not have spoken this way without Prime Minister Narendra Modi's backing. "This is definitely the voice of Modi," AAP leader Kumar Vishwas told the media. Jung reportedly told an interviewer that he was willing to consider a proposal to do away with the Delhi assembly following a Delhi High Court ruling to give the Lt Governor the final say in matters of administration in the national capital. "On the one hand, Modiji talks about cooperative federalism while on the other (LG) talks about dismissing the assembly. Such people are a threat to democracy," Kumar Vishwas said. Kumar Vishwas, who rarely addresses the media despite being a confidant of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said the LG had no power to scrap any legislature. This lay with parliament.