New Delhi, June 11: Calling Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal' demand for Delhi statehood a drama, MLA from Karawal Nagar, Kapil Mishra, has moved the Delhi High Court "to ask the Delhi CM to come to the assembly" and has alleged the Delhi CM of abysmal attendance in the house. Mishra, an MLA who opposed his own party when he revolted against the Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal in particular has also sought from the court that the Chief Minister's salary should be cut if his attendance doesn't improve. Mishra said that Kejriwal has less than 10% in the assembly and that he must face action for it.
The Delhi High Court has accepted Kapil Mishra's plea. Talking to news agency ANI, Kapil continued his attack on the Delhi Chief Minister and said that there is no connection between statehood and good performance. He also called Chief Minister Kejriwal's demand for statehood a drama and an excuse not to work:
On Sunday, the debate about Delhi's status as Union territory and whether it should be granted the status of statehood was back in public territory after former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that Delhi being a Union territory is governed partly by Centre and that the government in Delhi has to work in cooperation with the Centre. Dixit also claimed that in her tenure of 15 years as Chief Minister of Delhi, she never ran into any conflict with either Centre or the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi.
Chief Minister Kejriwal then accused former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit of gross incompetence and said that the people of Delhi suffered in her tenure. He also said that during Dikshit's time, she had the government in Centre and LG to support her and challenged her to run the government for even one year under Narendra Modi led central government.