Coming to the aid of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, four chief ministers of the non-BJP ruled states of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala on Sunday referred his ongoing tussle with the Delhi Lt-Governor as a "constitutional crisis" and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and resolve it at the earliest. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh's Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, and Karnataka's HD Kumaraswamy met PM Modi on the sidelines of the NITI Aayog meeting and requested him to resolve the crisis to maintain the "federal structure of the Constitution". "I along with the Hon'ble CMs of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala have requested Hon'ble PM today to resolve the problems of Delhi government immediately (sic)," Banerjee tweeted after meeting with Modi. Besides the four chief ministers, Kejriwal also got support from BJP's ally in Maharashtra Shiv Sena and DMK in Tamil Nadu. The Chief ministers of Congress-led governments from Punjab and Puducherry, however, remained a bystander on the issue as their party is in direct conflict with the AAP in Delhi.
Source: dna June 17, 2018 22:07 UTC