Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lieutenant-Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Friday and said they both decided to work together for the development of the national Capital and the betterment of its people. This was Kejriwal's first formal meeting with Saxena, who took oath of office on Thursday.
"I extended my best wishes to him for a fruitful tenure. We discussed many issues and decided to work together for the development of Delhi. We will together do everything for the betterment of the people of Delhi and will take everybody along," Kejriwal told reporters after the meeting.
In a tweet, Kejriwal said: "It was a pleasure to meet you sir. I look forward to working wid u for the welfare of Delhi." Asked about the sweet-sour relations with Baijal, the Chief Minister said, "We had good relations with him."
Saxena also tweeted about his meeting with Kejriwal and said they both discussed various issues pertaining to the development of the national Capital.
"Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri @ArvindKejriwal ji called on me today. We discussed various issues pertaining to the development of Delhi and the welfare of its people," he tweeted.
In Delhi, the L-G, who is a representative of the Union Government, is the administrative head, and holds a post senior to that of the Chief Minister. As such, there have been several instances of the L-G overruling decisions of the UT's elected Government, leading to a tussle with the Centre.
After assuming charge on Thursday, Saxena also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to seek his insights on various aspects related to Delhi. "Called on Hon'ble HM Shri @AmitShah ji after assuming charge as the L-G of Delhi. Sought his guidance and valuable insights on administration and good governance for making national Capital safe, clean, livable and truly 'City of Joy'," he tweeted on Friday.