NEW DELHI: The AAP on Tuesday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rejection
by President Pranab Mukherjee of a bill for approving 21 MLAs as
Parliamentary Secretaries in Delhi.
"The central government is
discriminating against our government in Delhi," Aam Aadmi Party leader
Sanjay Singh told a press conference here.
"The Modi government
should not lie. It should reveal the truth on whose recommendation the
bill was rejected by the President," he said.
The remark came
after Pranab Mukherjee reportedly rejected the Delhi government's bill
to protect the post of Parliamentary Secretaries with retrospective
"President's rule anywhere in the country is imposed by
the President on the recommendation of the central government," the AAP
The AAP leader alleged that the central government
was stalling the work of the Delhi government as it had not been able to
digest its defeat in the 2015 Delhi assembly polls.
Sanjay Singh said other states too had Parliamentary Secretaries but the Modi government was opposed to the idea only in Delhi.