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Its Mayor, MP, MLA abroad, BJP’s jibe on Manish Sisodia backfires

The party had earlier slammed deputy CM Sisodia for continuing his Finland trip despite the health crisis in Delhi.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 18, 2016 12:55 PM
HC verdict, HC verdict on AAP govt, HC verdict on LG, Delhi HC verdict on AAP The party had earlier slammed deputy CM Sisodia for continuing his Finland trip despite the health crisis in Delhi. (PTI)

Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday had to face a major embarrassment as the party, which had attacked the absence of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, had to face similar questions for the foreign trip of its mayor Sanjeev Nayyar. The party had earlier slammed deputy CM Sisodia for continuing his Finland trip despite the health crisis in Delhi. Now, it has been reported that North Corporation mayor Sanjeev Nayyar, who belongs to BJP,  is in The Hague to attend the Global Parliament of Mayors. While the three-day conference reportedly concluded on September 11, Nayyar has reportedly extended his trip and is expected to resume work on September 19.

Launching a staunch attack on AAP-ruled Delhi Government, BJP state chief Satish Upadhyay had said, “There is a crisis situation in the city. He should have cut short his visit. But the fact that he has decided to continue his trip speaks volumes about his priority. However, Upadhyay didn’t have a satisfactory answer when he was asked about Nayyar. He said that the party would seek an explanation from him once he was back. “He should have cut short his trip,” Upadhyay added. The development gave AAP an opportunity to attack the Bhartiya Janata Party. AAP accused BJP of keeping “double standards” and failing to deliver its duties.

Notably, Vijender Gupta, the leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly, is also travelling abroad with family. The leader is likely to return next week as well. Meanwhile, it has been reported that BJP MP from Northeast Delhi Manoj Tiwari is also visiting Singapore for his personal work. Tiwari is also facing the wrath of party members for a photo-op with water minister Kapil Mishra, who had earlier criticised PM Narendra Modi.

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