I never had anything against Manohar Lal Khattar: Anil Vij

CHANDIGARH: Interior Minister Anil Vij stopped talking Saturday that he had differences with the prime minister, saying that his fight was against a faulty system and that he never had anything against Prime Minister Khattar. Vij's statement was close to meeting with the high command of the BJP and a day after the CM said in Chandigarh that he had spoken with his Interior Minister.

Vij also did not react to a question about the head of the Haryana crime investigation department (CID), A K Rao, who gave him a report he was not happy with. In the recent past, Vij had expressed his dismay at the transfers of IAS and police officers, which many interpreted as indirect criticisms of Khattar.

On Thursday, CM rushed to New Delhi to speak with the acting president of BJP, J P Nadda, about the matter. Later, Haryana BJP in charge Anil Jain spoke with Vij and Khattar. I never had anything against CM Khattar. My fight is against a faulty system and those officers who think they are government. And I will certainly continue to act against the errors of the officers and the system, Vij said Saturday.

Vij's unhappiness with the report presented by Rao had revealed his cold war with Khattar. He had asked the intelligence wing to provide details of the contributions sent to the CM on the political situation and the position of the parties and candidates before the assembly elections.

In its report, except for political contributions, the CID had provided full reports that included the categorization of sensitive and hypersensitive cabins and issues related to the law and the order of various constituencies. On Thursday, Rao had delivered the report. But Vij called it incomplete and sent it back.

Meanwhile, Vij also commented on the CID department.

Previously, Khattar headed the CID wing, which was part of the department of origin.

Speaking to the media after Haryana's ministerial cabinet met on Friday, Khattar had said: The problem has been resolved. There is not much controversy about the difference of opinion. No problem.