Launching a critical attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that AAP leader was using advertisement funds to manipulate media.
“While ‘friendly’ media is being given advertisements, media houses which are critical of the AAP government are being denied ad revenue,” Jaitley said in an interview to a leading news channel.
Talking about Kejriwal’s allegations that Delhi LG Najeeb Jung was interfering with his work, Jaitley said that Delhi was not a state but a Union Territory.
“It is the seat of the central government… Can we have a Union Territory which says we will bypass LG? Senior bureaucrats are not willing to serve Delhi…It’s a historic opportunity for AAP to perform and govern…you have do your function through LG,” he added.
Jaitley further added that what has happened in Delhi is “constitutional monstrosity”.