New Delhi: In the continuing tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government and the lieutenant governor’s (L-G’s) office, nine advisers to the state government were removed from their posts.

Alleging that the move was to target the work done by the AAP government especially in the field of education, deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia said that of the nine removed, four were working in existing posts. The appointment of Atishi Marlena as adviser was the only additional post.

Those removed include Marlena, adviser to the education minister and Arunoday Prakash, Sisodia’s media adviser.

“The letter that we have received today is targeting Atishi Marlena and the education department of the government. The letter talks about nine posts to be removed. There are many such names who are not working with the Delhi government or have resigned from their position. The remaining are working in posts that have existed with previous governments," Sisodia said.

He alleged that the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government’s order to remove advisers was a conspiracy to derail the “education revolution" in Delhi.

“Real intention of the order is to paralyse our government work, since no Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been able to deliver anything on education and health," Sisodia said.

There is an ongoing tussle between the L-G and the AAP-led government in Delhi over bureaucratic appointments and policy decisions.

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