The very high-handed attempt by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to try and regularize the appointment of his 21 illegal Parliamentary Secretaries has only exposed the political bankruptcy of the Aam Aadmi Party. The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has rightly swept away and binned Arvind Kejriwal’s unlawful proposal.
Arvind Kejriwal needs to be condemned for having ventured in appointing parliamentary secretaries despite the Courts having clearly ruled that it was unconstitutional and an unlawful mode to give MLAs cabinet status through the back door. It has only uncovered Arvind Kejriwal’s deceitful portraying that his party does not have lust for power. While claiming to be clean and honest, this proposal was most dishonest, attempting to smuggle in persons with positions and perks, but by the back door!
Appointment of parliamentary secretaries and conferring them with rank and status of a Cabinet Minister is a fraud on the Constitution of India. It is in rank violation of the 91st Amendment which was meant to restrict the size of the Cabinet to prevent jumbo size cabinets which are a huge financial burden to the State Exchequer.