In a bid to study the education system of Finland, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had flown to the country on September 12. However with the outbreak of chikungunya and dengue in the national capital, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung cut short Sisodia’s trip an asked him to return to Delhi.
But Sisodia returned as per his schedule and soon after he returned, a man hurled ink at him for handling the public crisis poorly and for travelling abroad on government’s money. After his meeting with Jung, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “I met the Lt-Governor and told him about the education system in Finland. There will be no compromise on issues on health and education in Delhi. This is largely what we discussed.”
Sisodia also held a meeting with MLAs to discuss the problems in the functioning of the District Urban Development Authority (DUDA).
“The deputy chief minister held meetings with MLAs, DUDA district-wise. We told him that there were delays by the DUDA in clearing projects undertaken with MLA Local Area Development funds….The DUDA officer assured me that in the next three days, the fogging machines would be delivered,” said Sadar Bazar MLA Som Dutt.
On Septemeber 16, Jung had sent a letter to Sisodia through chief secretary K K Sharma asking him to return to Delhi. “I told him (Jung) that if there was an emergency, he could have called me up on the phone. But he sent a letter through the chief secretary. I told him that I am here for anything that is needed,” said Sisodia.