Hours after the Home Ministry issued the gazette notification saying it was not mandatory for the LG to consult the Chief Minister on matters like appointment of bureaucrats, Kejriwal cited it showed the nervousness of BJP and the Centre over the anti-corruption efforts by his government.

The Chief Minister charged that LG Jung is just the face and the orders to him are coming from the PMO. "Pre-independence, Queen of England used to send notifications to the Viceroy here. Now, Jung Sahab is the Viceroy and PMO is London."

He said the AAP government was taking views of constitutional experts on the notification and a decision will be taken accordingly. Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia alleged that the development showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were "kneeling down" before corruption and the "thriving transfer-posting industry" which the AAP government had stopped in the last three months.

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