Delhi LG at tree planting event; Kejriwal skips citing poor health ‘again’

In another flashpoint, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday skipped a tree-planting program at Asola Bhati Mines where Lieutenant Governor Saxena was present.

“After absenting himself from the weekly meeting scheduled with the LG on Friday citing health concerns, CM Arvind Kejriwal today skipped a pre-decided combined tree planting program at the Bhatti mines, still in due to health issues,” sources in LG’s office said.

Earlier, Kejriwal failed to attend the scheduled weekly meeting with Saxena on Friday, amid an LG-recommended CBI investigation into alleged shortcomings and irregularities in the implementation of the excise policy. of the Delhi government.

Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai alleged at a press conference that Delhi Police, on the instruction of the PMO, put up banners bearing pictures of Prime Minister Modi at the venue of the Van Mahotsav program last night.

He said he and the chief minister would not participate in the program.

The Van Mahotsav program was to be undertaken jointly by the LG and the chief minister, the sources in the LG office said.

“A mutual decision had been made on July 4 regarding the launch by LG and the Chief Minister of the one lakh tree planting scheme,” they said.

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