Maheish Girri is holding a protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Civil Lines demanding proof of his allegations. Subramanian Swamy had joined Maheish Girri briefly in his agitation. (PTI photo)
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of breaching constitutional norms in running the Delhi government and sought the President's intervention, saying there appears to be a complete breakdown of governance.
In a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, Mr Swamy specifically referred to Mr Kejriwal's allegations that BJP's East Delhi lawmaker Maheish Girri is linked to murder of an NDMC official, terming the charges as "scurrilous and undocumented".
Targeting Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Mr Swamy claimed he has information to suggest that the LG was playing a "mischievous role" of "abetting" Mr Kejriwal at the behest of Congress to embarrass BJP while appearing to oppose the AAP leader in public.
He requested the President to ask the Union Home Ministry to issue a directive as per provision of the Constitution and seek a report asking on what basis Mr Kejriwal and his colleagues have made allegations of murder against Mr Girri.
"There appears to be a complete breakdown of any semblance of governance in National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The AAP is functioning in a highly arbitrary, unreasonable and mala fide manner.
"Since the NCT is where the Union Government is also located, it has become crucial to restore some semblance of governance immediately," said Mr Swamy in the letter.
Referring to Mr Kejriwal's allegations against Mr Girri, he said the chief minister, like the style of functioning of 14th century Sultan of Delhi Mohammed Bin Tughlak, has turned "upside down" all known principles of democratic jurisprudence as a person is presumed innocent till proven guilty.
Mr Girri is holding a protest outside Mr Kejriwal's residence in Civil Lines demanding proof of his allegations. Mr Swamy had joined Mr Girri briefly in his agitation.