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High Court's ruling neither a victory nor a defeat for Kejriwal, says Najeeb Jung

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 August 2016, 18:24 IST

On 4 August, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said that the High Court's ruling that he is the "administrative head" of Delhi was neither a victory for him nor a defeat for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, noting that the crux is to govern the city as per the provisions in the Constitution.

Jung, addressing a rare press conference, said a number of decisions including Delhi Government's directions to power regulator DERC, appointment of government representatives to BSES board and certain orders related to tax will have to be "corrected" as they did not have his concurrence.

The Lt Governor, who had a long running battle with the AAP government on a host of jurisdictional issues, said he always wanted to protect the provisions of the Constitution and did not agree with AAP government's decisions when he found they were at variance with the stated norms.

"It is not a victory of anyone. It is not a win for Najeeb Jung and loss for Arvind Kejriwal. The court order is a kind of clarification that incorrect things will have to be corrected," he said.

The LG, who has been targeted by the Kejriwal Government over his decisions, said, "My DNA is such that I don't get affected by abusive language."

Jung said the verdict clarified that matters related to services will have to be handled by the LG and that the Centre's concurrence was not necessary on certain issues and he can take calls on them.

First published: 4 August 2016, 18:24 IST