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Frustrated Delhiite files RTI to know if Delhi CM has any constitutional power at all

19, Oct 2015 By Shaitaan Khopdi ™

New Delhi: Tired of Delhi CM blaming everything on center government, Ajay Khosla, a resident of Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi has filed an RTI query seeking what exactly comes under the constitutional powers of Delhi CM.

Confused look on Kejriwal's face is similar to that on most people living in Delhi
Confused look on Kejriwal’s face is similar to that on most people living in Delhi

As per him, “In last 8 months we got to know what all things he cannot do. But will we ever get to know what things he can do? Does he have any constitutional power at all?”

In Feb 2015 Delhi elected a new government with the hopes of becoming a city that is safe for its women and justifying the tag of national capital. But unfortunately Delhi routinely finds itself confused whether the humongous task of improving the city belongs to the Central Govt, LG or the CM.

Be it MCD Garbage mess, framing corruption charges on Sheila Dixit, appointment of DCW Chief Swati Maliwal or recent cases of brutal assault on small girls there is always the situation of confusion who actually calls the shots in Delhi.

“It was so easy 2 years back when same party was in State and Center. You could blame them for anything from law and order, to corruption or even court verdict in Jessica Lal case. But now it has become tricky. For initial 2-3 months, whenever there used to be a problem in Delhi I used to wait to see who tweets first to take political mileage. If Satish Upadhyay Tweets about any crisis, then it has to be responsibility of state,” Ajay Khosla said.

“If Kejriwal or Ashutosh takes a dig, then center has to be blamed. In a way we were becoming aware which issue is a state subject and which is not. But it cannot go like this forever. I can’t wait for 5 years to find out why we elected Kejriwal,” he continued.

According to our sources, the RTI query is lying unanswered for weeks, as RTI office is not sure which department can provide this information. Even Babus don’t know who is responsible for what in Delhi.

When Shaitaan Khopdi™ asked an AAP volunteer cum RTI activist about Khosla’s pending RTI query; he replied, “RTI query is blocked by either LG or Modi. Because they want to take revenge from Delhi and don’t want to let Arvind perform.”

On the other hand a BJP supporter responded to same question by saying, “Ye log bas raita faila sakte hain. Lekin democracy me Raita allowed hai. Haan agar unko Raita ke sath Beef khana hai to hum bilkul allow nahi karenge.