Parliamentary Secretaries row: Kejriwal alleges PM Modi of practising double standard

New Delhi: Troubled by the raging row over the appointment of parliamentary secretaries, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked the Central government of practising double standard.


"When the Bharatiya Janata Party used to have Parliamentary Secretaries, then it was legal but when we do it, it is illegal?" he said. "In 1997, the BJP chief minister in Delhi also appointed parliamentary secretaries. The Congress also did so during the Sheila Dikshit's time. Then was it right?"


He went on to criticize Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue. “I request Modiji with folded hands that do whatever you want to me but don't let the people of Delhi suffer,” he said.


Earlier this week, President Pranab Mukherjee refused to sign a bill amending the law on "Office of Profit" passed in Delhi Legislative Assembly, thereby giving a setback to the Kejriwal government as the fate of 21 AAP legislators remain jeopardised.

News24 Bureau