Delhi CM Kejriwal Refuses LG VK Saxena’s Meeting

27 January, 2023 | Asawari Jindal

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Delhi CM Kejriwal was invited by Delhi L-G VK Saxena for a meeting at Raj Niwas today, however, he refused citing his visit to Punjab.

Amid the ongoing tussle between the AAP government and Delhi LG V.K Saxena over a range of issues namely the dispute over the proposal to send teachers to Finland for training purposes, the Delhi LG V.K Saxena, on Thursday,  invited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a meeting at the Raj Niwas at 4pm on 27th January, but CM Kejriwal refused citing his Punjab visit.

CM Kejriwal urged the LG to give him an appointment later, along with his ministers and MLAs to meet him. ‘Thank you LG sahab for the invitation. But I am going to Punjab tomorrow. We request you to give time for another day to meet you’, he said. 

Sources suggest that CM Kejriwal will be heading to Punjab to inaugurate 400 mohalla clinics. 

Delhi LG Vaxena had extended an invitation to CM Kejriwal on Thursday, to hold a meeting on 27th January advising him to bring along with his Cabinet colleagues, 10 selected AAP MPs and MLAs. 

The brawl between CM Kejriwal and Delhi LG Saxena intensified over the course of less than a month when AAP Leaders staged a protest outside the Delhi Assembly on 16th January, 2023 demanding his resignation over the Kanjhawala Murder Case, dispute over Finland’s teacher training program and more. Prominent AAP faces were seen at the protest including Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, DY CM Manish Sisodia, Atishi Marlena, Saurabh Bhardwaj amongst others. The protest took place subsequently after AAP staged a protest outside the Delhi LG’s residence on 8th January. The Chief Minister returned after nearly an hour claiming that the LG refused to meet him.

Mr Saxena denied the charge in a letter he wrote to CM Kejriwal days after later, saying that CM Kejriwal insisted for a meeting at very short notice, especially to meet ‘70-80 people’. CM Kejriwal responded the Dr Saxena’s letter stating that he had suggested a fresh proposal to hold a meeting between the two side on 21st January, but his suggestion was refused. 


However, the two were seen warmly greeting each other during the Republic Day function on Thursday.