Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who had asked him to return to Delhi from Finland in the wake of an outbreak of dengue and chikungunya in the capital.
Sisodia 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 the vector-borne diseases.
Talking to reporters 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.
Soon after, a man threw ink at him resulting in a commotion. There were ink stains on Sisodia’s arms, near his eyes and also on his official vehicle.
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.
Dengue and chikungunya complications have claimed at least 33 lives this season and affected over 2,800 people in the national capital.