On Monday, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in Delhi, who had asked him to return from Finland in the wake of an outbreak of dengue and chikungunya in the capital.
Unfortunately, Sisodia faced an ink attack outside Lt Governor’s Office by a man who claimed that he was upset with the AAP leader for touring Finland at a time when the city was grappling with a health crisis.
Dengue and chikungunya complications have claimed at least 33 lives this season and affected over 2,800 people in the national capital.
Sisodia said the ink attack on him was reflection of the “dirty politics of Congress and BJP”.
“Delhi government is committed to working on health and education. But Congress and BJP are working on ink. They have nothing to do with Delhiites. Their aim is to stop our initiatives. This is the dirty politics of BJP and Congress,” said Sisodia.
He had gone to Finland last week to study the Nordic country’s education system. A row erupted after the opposition BJP and Congress targeted him for “abandoning” the city at a time it was reeling under the outbreak of vector-borne diseases.
Talking to the media outside the LG house, Sisodia took a jibe at Jung, saying he could have called him instead of writing a letter “if there was an emergency”.
“I met the LG and told him about the education system in Finland. I told him that we can also do well in education and health in Delhi and no compromise should be accepted on these areas,” he said.
This was the first meeting between an AAP minister and the LG after the two sides traded barbs after Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra failed to meet Jung last Saturday.
The LG’s office had said the ministers did not seek prior appointment and accused the AAP government of politicising the issue when the city was grappling with a health crisis.
(With inputs from PTI)