In India, IAS officers have been blamed for every ailment that afflicts the country—they are undoubtedly responsible in reasonable part for both policy design and execution errors. But never before has the country seen a good officer of chief secretary rank assaulted and abused in the presence of a chief minister. Doesn’t that make the CM a co-conspirator in crime, thus prove that the case is one of breakdown of governance? If it was indeed a meeting on rations, why at midnight? Why were the civil supplies minister and secretary not present?
I will simply list some facts, data and evidence—and leave it to the reader to judge whether the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi doesn’t warrant dismissal under the Constitution to be replaced by a regime that respects rules. Constitutional authorities must analyse those documented 30-odd serious violations of law from 2015 till date and then take a call on whether legally—not just morally—this government should exist or perish.