29/07/2015 9:38 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

In Delhi, AAP Removes Posters Critical Of Prime Minister Modi As A Mark Of Respect To Kalam

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NEW DELHI—In a sign of a thaw in relations between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Centre, the Delhi government on Tuesday removed hoardings criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from several areas in the city.

Last week, the Arvind Kejriwal's AAP had put up posters and hoardings taking a dig at PM Modi for not allowing the government to work, creating hurdles in its functioning.

The posters read, "Prime Minister Sir, Please, let Delhi government work."

The AAP government had come out with similar advertisements on TV channels and radio. Earlier on July 23, Kejriwal had written a letter to Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung, accusing him of acting at the behest of the Centre.

The letter was written two days after Jung had struck down appointment of Swati Maliwal by the government as chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Yesterday, Jung had cleared the file relating to Maliwal's appointment as head of the women's panel.

Earlier, Delhi government had posted an audio clip on social media where Kejriwal appealed to PM Modi to spare at least one hour every week to improve the city's deteriorating law and order situation or hand over police to the city government.

The BJP had slammed the AAP for the advertisements. According to officials, the government's decision to remove the posters and hoardings is a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who died on Monday.

Kejriwal and Jung, through the Centre, have been locked in a bitter turf war over who runs the state administration for the past few months.

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