Lt Governor ‘refuses’ to meet Delhi ministers

Lt Governor ‘refuses’ to meet Delhi ministers

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday alleged that Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung had “refused” to meet him and Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

Mishra said that he along with Jain had gone to meet the LG after Jung on Friday night asked Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to immediately return to Delhi from Finland.

“We thought there must be some urgency that is why LG sent a fax to Manishji yesterday (Friday) asking him to return immediately. So we went to meet him to know about the issue. But when we reached his office, we were apprised that he won’t be coming to office as today (Saturday) being a weekend day.

“When we contacted him on phone, Jung told Satyendar Jain that he was not at home too and could not meet us. Today (Saturday) LG doesn’t want to discuss work,” Mishra alleged.

Asked if he had taken appointment before meeting the LG, Mishra said: “We cannot wait for the appointment when such an outbreak of vector borne disease is in Delhi.”

He alleged that the Lt. Governor “blocked” his number and was not taking his calls.

Jain reiterated the same thing, and said, “LG refused to talk on the issue of fax sent to Manish Sisodia by his office yesterday (Friday).”

Sisodia is in Finland on a tour to study the education framework there to improve the standard of education in Delhi government schools.

Sisodia on Friday denied he was holidaying in Finland, saying India needed to learn a “lot from their education system, the best in the world”.

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