New Delhi: After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung is a "good man with bad political bosses", the BJP and the Congress accused the AAP leader of "shifting his stand".
In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said: "The Congress and the BJP both demanding Najeeb Jung's removal? Strange. Is he at fault? No. He is doing what the PMO (Prime Minister's Office) is asking him to do."
"Removing him will not help. His successor would also do same if the PMO kept interfering. Real solution is the PMO should stop interfering in Delhi," he said in another tweet. "Najeeb Jung is a good man with bad political bosses."
BJP MP from North West Delhi Udit Raj on Friday demanded Jung's removal describing him as a "super king" for not heeding the views of elected representatives, a day after three of his supporters were held for allegedly assaulting an IAS officer.
Talking to IANS, Udit Raj and Congress leader Ajay Maken accused Kejriwal of shifting his stand on the Lt. Governor.
"There is a bunch of contradictions. On one hand he has waged a war against the Lt. Governor. On the other hand, he suddenly changed his stand now. He should come out where he stands. It can be either of one only," said the BJP leader.
Maken, however, said Kejriwal was shedding "crocodile tears" in favour of the Lt. Governor and the Congress never criticised Jung.
"We have never criticised the Lt. Governor. It is Kejriwal who is shifting his stand from time to time. Two days back he wrote a letter saying that let us fight dengue together instead of fighting against each other. Now he is shedding crocodile tears in favour of the Lt. Governor. The Congress has never criticised the Lt. Governor," Maken told IANS.
The Aam Aadmi Party has been attacking Lt Governor Jung for interfering in the Delhi government's functioning. However, this is the first time Kejriwal supported Jung.