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President to give final nod on induction of ministers in Delhi government

By PTI Updated: May 18, 2017 10:03 pm

New Delhi, May 18 (PTI): The home ministry is learnt to have given its approval for induction of two ministers in the Kejriwal government in Delhi and has forwarded its recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee for a final nod.

The file containing the home ministry’s recommendation has been sent to the president for a final decision, official sources said.

However, the president is currently on a tour to West Bengal and is expected to only return tomorrow.

The final decision will be taken when the president returns to the capital, sources said.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had accused the Centre of “stalling” the Delhi government’s activities by allegedly holding back files relating to the appointment of two new ministers in his Cabinet.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also said it amounted to violation of the Constitution and accused the Centre of “paralysing” the Delhi government.

Kejriwal had said the people of Delhi should not suffer due to the BJP-led NDA government’s “enmity” with the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi.

Sisodia said the Delhi government had on May 6 sent the files relating to the induction of two AAP MLAs – Rajender Pal Gautam and Kailash Gehlot – in the Delhi Cabinet, but the Centre is yet to clear the same.

By PTI Updated: May 18, 2017 10:03:59 pm