Hours before Kejriwal met President Pranab Mukherjee, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Jung, in a sudden turn of events called on him. Both Kejriwal and Jung took their bitter fight to the President and accused each other of violating the Constitution and overstepping their respective jurisdictions.

Jung apprised Mukherjee of the ongoing tussle over the appointments of key bureaucrats in the Delhi government with sources maintaining that it was a "constitutional crisis-like situation in Delhi".

"Despite having a democratically elected government, he (LG) is bypassing the Chief Minister and ministers and issuing instructions to officers. He is even threatening them with transfers if they do not follow his orders,” Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, told reporters after meeting Mukherjee.

“We told the President that we accepted LG's decision to appoint acting Chief Secretary even without consulting us. But after that too, he has been appointing officers bypassing the elected government,"  Sisodia added.

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