Delhi LG takes exception to Kejriwal’s absence at birth anniversary events of Gandhi, Shastri : The Tribune India

Delhi LG takes exception to Kejriwal’s absence at birth anniversary events of Gandhi, Shastri

AAP says ‘PM livid’ over Kejriwal’s successful rallies in Gujarat and LG has written under ‘PM's instructions’

Delhi LG takes exception to Kejriwal’s absence at birth anniversary events of Gandhi, Shastri

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI File



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New Delhi, October 3

Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena today shot off a letter accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers of showing “utter disregard” towards the commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries on October 2.

However, ruling AAP, in response to the LG’s accusation, said the Chief Minister was in Gujarat, where he addressed a massive rally in the tribal area of the state against “empty chairs” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme in Ahmedabad just two days back. “PM is livid. This letter has been written by LG on PM’s instructions,” it said.  

In the letter, the LG said neither Kejriwal nor his ministers were present at Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat, memorials to Gandhi and Shastri, even as President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and representatives of foreign missions in India among others were there to pay their homage.

The LG noted that Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia was “perfunctorily present” there for a few minutes, but “did not deem the occasion fit enough to stay the course”. He also said that such derelictions should be avoided in future.

 

 

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