Arvind Kejriwal and LG controversy.

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena are once again face to face.

The matter is about increased water bills in Delhi.

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Wednesday wrote an 'open letter' addressed to CM Kejriwal on the issue of one-time settlement of increased water bills.

In this letter he said that the Aam Aadmi Party government's allegations of stopping the proposed scheme are 'white lies'.

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LG accused of creating hurdles in plans

Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal and AAP government ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj had also alleged that the Lieutenant Governor was creating hurdles in the scheme through BJP-related officials.

CM Kejriwal also wrote an 'open letter' to the Lieutenant Governor in response and said that he was very saddened by the language of his letter.

He said, "Whatever our differences, political background and our viewpoint may be different, but such aggressive language from one constitutional functionary to another is not acceptable."

AAP government's allegations "white lies"

In the ongoing war of words over the issue of one-time settlement of inflated water bills, LG VK Saxena on Wednesday said in an 'open letter' to CM Arvind Kejriwal that the AAP government's allegations of stopping the proposed scheme were "white lies". Ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj also accused the LG and BJP of stopping the scheme through the concerned officials. 

'Not even a single piece of paper came to notice'

Meanwhile, LG VK Saxena claimed in his letter that not a single piece of paper on the scheme was brought to his notice, officially or unofficially.

VK Saxena wrote to Kejriwal that all these departments related to water, finance, urban development, planning, being transferable subjects, are completely under the control of the Chief Minister and the LG has no role.

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