Delhi CM Attending Mayors' Conference Not Befitting: Delhi LG Rejects Kejriwal's Singapore Proposal

by PTI - Jul 21, 2022 04:32 PM +05:30 IST
Delhi CM Attending Mayors' Conference Not Befitting: Delhi LG Rejects Kejriwal's Singapore ProposalDelhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Delhi LG VK Saxena has rejected the AAP government's proposal for chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's Singapore visit to attend a summit on August 1.

The LG advised Kejriwal to not attend the World Cities Summit in Singapore next month since it is a conference of mayors and won't be befitting for a chief minister to attend it, official sources said on Thursday.

Sources said Saxena has returned the proposal regarding the foreign visit of Kejriwal while noting that the conference will be covering different aspects of urban governance, which are addressed by diverse bodies like the MCD, DDA and NDMC apart from the city government.

The LG said the Delhi government does not have exclusive domain over the issues and it will be 'inappropriate' for a chief minister to attend it.

The LG has also noted that a chief minister attending such a conference will set a bad precedent.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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