On 16 September, Lieutenant Governor of New Delhi Najeeb Jung issued a verbal summons to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, asking him to come back to Delhi and deal with the Dengue and Chikungunya outbreak in the National Capital.
Sisodia, currently is in Finland's capital Helsinki on an official tour. However, Delhi government officials said the Deputy CM's office had not received any communication from the LG's office.
However, Delhi government officials said the Deputy CM's office had not received any communication from the LG's office.
Studying Finland's schools is not a sin while working day & night to fix the problems of our schools in Delhi 11/n pic.twitter.com/4r1vlSLE33— Education Minister (@Minister_Edu) September 16, 2016
"We were told that neither the Deputy Chief Minister nor the Indian Embassy in Helsinki had received any order or communication from the Lt Governor's office, asking him to come back. In any case, he was scheduled to return on Sunday, 18 September," The Indian Express quoted the government sources as saying.
In a series of tweets on 16 September, Sisodia defended his Finland tour, saying it was not a "sin" to study the schooling system of other countries to fix the problems in Delhi's education system. "Learning from across the world is not a sin. It's a sin to ..defame an educational tour as a 'holiday'. I'm in Finland. We need to learn a lot from their education system, the best in the world," he tweeted.
Learning from across the world is not a sin. It's a sin to defame an educational tour as a 'holiday' 3/n pic.twitter.com/etLLldqfkt— Education Minister (@Minister_Edu) September 16, 2016
Congress leaders have been protesting the alleged absence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia and other ministers from the national capital. Kejriwal is currently recuperating after undergoing throat surgery earlier this week.