New Delhi: After holding discussions with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at his residence, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar termed the Centre’s move to bring an ordinance against the Supreme Court judgement pertaining to having control over bureaucracy in the national capital as “unconstitutional”.
CM Kumar who was accompanied by his deputy Tejashawi Yadav reached Kejriwal’s house. The Bihar CM asserted that they support Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the Centre’s decision to bring the National Capital Civil Service Authority (NCCSA).
“How can powers given to an elected government be taken away? It’s against the Constitution. We stand with Arvind Kejriwal. We are trying to bring together all opposition parties in the country,” said Nitish Kumar.
Since he parted ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2022, CM Nitish Kumar has been meeting top leaders of Opposition parties to bring them together to defeat BJP in the 2024 General Election.
Interacting with the media after the brief meeting, CM Kejriwal called for the Opposition unity in case the Centre brings the ordinance as a Bill.
“Today, in a meeting with Nitish Ji, he said that he stands with the people of Delhi, on the issue of the Centre bringing an ordinance negating SC order in favour of Delhi. In case the Centre brings this ordinance as a bill, if all non-BJP parties come together it can be defeated in Rajya Sabha. If such a thing happens, it can send a message that the BJP govt will be out in 2024,” said Kejriwal.
Earlier, the Centre brought an ordinance to nullify the Supreme Court verdict, which allowed the elected government in the national capital to control matters related to services.