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L-G Jung accuses AAP of trying to make a deal with him

L-G Jung accuses AAP of trying to make a deal with him - Delhi's lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Friday accused the Delhi government of pressurizing him to drop criminal cases against ruling party leaders.

The Delhi government and Jung have been locked in a battle of words over parole for Om Prakash Chautala, lodged in the city's high-security Tihar jail in a corruption case.

Ajay Chaudhary, officer on special duty to Jung, told media, "It was Delhi home minister Satyendra Kumar Jain who had called on the lieutenant governor on October 21 - at his own request - regarding withdrawal of cases? registered against AAP leaders, including the cases against chief minister and the deputy chief minister."

Accusing Jung of misleading people, the government, which is opposing relief to the former Haryana CM, alleged that the L-G had summoned Jain on October 21, five days after a fresh application was filed by Chautala.

Jung's office said they received the application on Wednesday and the case would be decided on merit. The L-G has the final word in allowing parole and can overturn the suggestions of the state government.

An AAP spokesperson said that the allegations against Jain were an attempt to divert attention from the Chautala case.