Saxena reacts to Kejriwal’s ‘who is LG’ jibe; points at Constitution

“I am not acting as a “Head Master”, as you have been sarcastically referring to me, but as a benign yet conscientious voice of the people that derives its sanctity from the ethical and moral moorings of the Constitution of India,” said Saxena

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By: Alok Singh | New Delhi
Updated: 20 January, 2023 3:23 pm IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena tweeted that he was "shocked at the monstrous insensitivity of the perpetrators" and was monitoring the case.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena tweeted that he was "shocked at the monstrous insensitivity of the perpetrators" and was monitoring the case.

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi VK Saxena on Friday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to look into the Constitution of India for the answer to his question of “kaun hai LG (who is this L-G?)”. In a viral speech on Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal targeted the L-G for interfering in governance and allegedly stalling permission for a proposal to send Delhi teachers for training to Finland.

Reacting to Kejriwal’s statement, Saxena wrote a letter stating, “It has come to my notice through media reports that you have made many statements in and out of the State Assembly over the past few days, which have been severally and substantively misleading, untrue and derogatory. As to “who is L.G’ and ‘where did he come from, etc. can be answered, if you were to even cursorily refer to the Constitution of India, others do not deserve a reply, since they obviously cater to a very low level of discourse.”

“I am not acting as a “Head Master”, as you have been sarcastically referring to me, but as a benign yet conscientious voice of the people that derives its sanctity from the ethical and moral moorings of the Constitution of India,” said Saxena.

On the issue of sending teachers to Finland, LG said “Since I am on the topic of teachers, I would also like to dwell upon the issue of sending 52 primary in-charges, 03 Teacher Educators from SCERT, one Vice Principal, two Deputy Directors of Education. Director (SCERT) and Secretary (Education) to Finland in two batches of five days each,” he said.

Notwithstanding the purpose this education trip would have served, the L-G said, “I raised a few queries with respect to the impact assessment and cost-benefit analysis of such visits which have been going on for the past few years, and asked the department, whether such training could be obtained in a more cost-effective manner in our own Institutions of Excellence, like the IIMs,” he said.

“You would appreciate that the aim was not to obstruct, since even in the recent past, had cleared proposals of sending 55 Principals and Vice Principals of government schools to Cambridge in two batches for ten days each, with specific training goals,” Saxena added.

In the end, he reiterated that he responded not only as the Lt. Governor of Delhi but also as a concerned resident of the city. “You are indeed a driven person, and I am sure that you will take cognizance of the facts stated above and take remedial measures to engage meaningfully and constructively to rectify the grave shortcomings, for better outcomes,” the letter added in the end.

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