Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday transferred three officers of the Indian Administrative Services, drawing criticism from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government.

Soumya Gupta was replaced by Sanjay Goyal as the director of the education department, PTI reported. Chanchal Yadav, who was the deputy commissioner of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, will now be the special secretary to Baijal. IAS officer Vasanthakumar N has been appointed special commissioner for trade and taxes.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused Baijal of “bossing around”. “The lieutenant governor has kept the services department with him arbitrarily and is bossing around,” he told reporters. “He should have consulted us before appointing the education director. Delhi government is spending 26% of its budget on education and we are not even consulted on the matter.”

The fresh tussle between the AAP and the lieutenant governor comes days after the Supreme Court ruled that the lieutenant governor is bound by the advice of the elected government. The court said that only the police, land and public order were matters under the jurisdiction of Baijal.

On Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Baijal, accusing him of being selective in accepting the Supreme Court’s judgement. “You should accept the whole order and implement it. How can you say that you will accept this para of the order but not accept that para of the same order?” he asked.

However, Baijal hit back, accusing Kejriwal of quoting him selectively and claiming that the chief minister’s letter had been leaked to social media before it reached him, PTI reported. He said that clarity on the court’s ruling is possible only after the appeals have been disposed of.