The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has described the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a “Khaas Aadmi Party (KAP), as its leadership was nowhere to be found when the capital city is reeling from the impact of Chikungunya and Dengue.
The BJP also criticised Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for ‘holidaying’ in Helsinki, Finland, when he should be taking charge of the city administration in the absence of Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal who is hospitalised in Bengaluru.
“It’s a matter of deep shock and anguish that when Delhi is suffering and reeling under Chikungunya and Dengue, we see the insensitive remarks of the Aam Admi Party ministers. We saw Satyendra Jain (Health Minister) saying that no one dies of Chikungunya, and now, he has changed his mind,” BJP leader Sambit Patra told ANI here.
Patra accused Sisodia of being ‘lackadaisical’ for ‘holidaying’ in Helsinki on taxpayers money.
Sisodia retorted, “I’m in Finland. We need to learn a lot from their education system, the best in the world. I have visited approx a dozen schools, colleges, skill centers and universities in the last 3 days.
Have met senior officials of Education Ministry, Educators, Principals, Teachers, students and others. We have worked hard in Delhi on improving education and now we’re here to see what more needs to be done,” he said in a series of tweets.
Yesterday, Jain issued an order declaring Chikungunya as ‘dangerous’ and directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to keep a record of all such cases and alert the city government. Chikungunya and dengue have reportedly claimed 30 lives so far.