Addressing an interactive session comprising Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) and market associations of the city, Kejriwal first flashed the report in front of the public, and then said, It is the will of the people that this report should be torn apart. The public is God in a democracy.
As soon as he made the statement, he ripped the LG's report on CCTV cameras, inviting huge cheers and applause from the public.
At least four lakh CCTV cameras are set to be installed across Delhi's residential colonies and markets at a cost of Rs 272 crore.
Slamming the report, Kejriwal said, "The report of LGs committee whose members are police personnel, says if someone installs CCTV cameras in Delhi, even with their own money, they will have to get the license from the police. License means paisa chadhao, license le jaao (give money and take license)."
Taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre, Kejriwal alleged that the ruling party through the LG was not letting the Delhi government work and was constantly hindering in the administrative control over the city-state. He further stated that with the installation of CCTVs all over Delhi, crimes against women would come down to at least 50 per cent.
Earlier on July 4, the Supreme Court in its judgment said that the Lieutenant Governor must work harmoniously with the state, adding that Delhi cannot be granted statehood, citing an earlier judgment.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who headed the fivejudge bench comprising A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, said, LG cannot act independently unless where the Constitution allows. LG cannot be an obstructionist.
Later, Kejriwal questioned LG Anil Baijal as to why he was selective in accepting the Supreme Courts judgment on the power tussle between him and the Delhi government.