Lt Governor skips Delhi government’s Iftar party

Iftar Party at Old Secretariat
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during an Iftar party at old Secretariat in New Delhi on Sunday .PTI Photo by Atul Yadav(PTI6_26_2016_000176A)

New Delhi, June 30 : Lt Governor Najeeb and Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta skipped the Delhi government’s Aam Aadmi Iftar Party on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium.

“We invited them all personally. I don’t know why they skipped. They will be the best persons to tell why. Must be some personal reason,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia when asked about their absence

Last year, Jung as well as Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit were among the early arrivals at the event hosted by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Recently the Delhi Government and Lt Governor had a standoff over different issues including the water tanker scam, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators accusing Jung of supporting corruption and asked him to file a complaint against himself.

Vice President Hamid Ansari however attended. He stayed for about 10 minutes.

Gupta and the other two BJP members in the 70-member assembly also skipped the event.

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