Kejriwal to meet Prez over Gamlin row


New Delhi: New Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday will meet President Pranab Mukherjee around 6:00 pm, seeking his intervention in the ongoing Gamlin row. A power tussle has been raging in Delhi between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and CM Arvind Kejriwal over postings and transfers of bureaucrats.

Kejriwal will also seek PM Modi’s intervention once he is back from the foreign visit.

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While Jung in a letter on Monday rejected the handing over of the additional charge of principal secretary (services) Anindo Majumdar to Rajendra Kumar, who is secretary to the chief minister, the Aam Aadmi Party government said it would not pay heed to it and would seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention.

He will meet the President at 6 pm on Tuesday, and apprise him of the ongoing issue, a Delhi government official said. Earlier on Monday, the AAP removed Majumdar from the post of principal secretary (services).

He had issued the order of posting of Shakuntala Gamlin as the interim chief secretary. It was the appointment of Gamlin by Jung which triggered the feud.

Majumdar’s office on the seventh floor of the Delhi Secretariat was found locked on Monday. On the other hand Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee and briefed him about issues relating to transfer and posting of senior bureaucrats in Delhi.