Centre not capable enough to run Delhi Police: Manish Sisodia

, 10:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today claimed the Centre is not “capable enough” to run Delhi Police and reiterated the AAP government’s demand to hand it over the city dispensation.

The Delhi High Court today asked why the Union government has a “step-motherly” attitude towards the national capital on an issue pertaining to the recruitment of new personnel of Delhi Police.

Reacting to the court’s observation, Sisodia said, “For the last 10 months, we have been saying that the Centre has a “step-motherly attitude towards Delhi. “Centre is not capable enough to run Delhi Police as it is not practical for them to run the large force single-handedly.”

The Deputy Chief Minister alleged that Delhi is not on the priority list of the BJP-led Central government as their party is not in the power in the national capital. In the past, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hand over the control of Delhi Police to his government.

Delhi High Court while hearing a case pertaining to the recruitment of new Delhi Police personnel, said, “You (the Centre) are taxing people for the money, it is not coming out of your pockets. Everyone is paying… but are they getting safety in return.”

“Don’t know why the Centre is not interested in better policing in Delhi. Why this step-motherly attitude,” it said.