In the midst of a bitter row with AAP government, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday appeared to have softened his stand, saying he never tried to negate authority of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and will clear the file on appointment of DCW chief Swati Maliwal once it is properly processed.

The Lt Governor, however, criticised Kejriwal for making "inappropriate" references to the Prime Minister in a letter he sent to LG yesterday. Kejriwal had yesterday accused Jung of acting at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the LG rejected Maliwal's appointment saying his approval had not been taken.