Amid the ongoing political battle between the AAP dispensation and the Lieutenant Governor’s office, the weekly meeting of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and LG V K Saxena is scheduled to be held today.
The tentative time for the meeting is 4 pm.
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Earlier for around one-and-a-half-months, the weekly meetings between CM Kejriwal and LG Saxena was cancelled three times in a row, and four times in total.
Last week, the meeting was cancelled due to Kejriwal’s two day visit to Gujarat, according to a statement issued by the party. “The weekly meeting of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena will not be held tomorrow. The meeting of the CM & LG has been put off for this Friday owing to the CM’s two-day visit to Gujarat starting tomorrow (Friday),” the statement had said, news agency PTI reported.
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Every Friday, Saxena and Kejriwal meet to discuss issues concerning the growth of Delhi. The meeting on August 26 was cancelled due to a special session of the Delhi Assembly. The meeting on August 19 was likewise cancelled.
On July 22, Kejriwal also cancelled the meeting when Saxena requested a CBI investigation into suspected rule irregularities and procedural failures in the execution of the Excise Policy 2021-22.
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Last month, the CBI searched 31 locations, including the house of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and charged him for violating Delhi excise policy 2021-22.
The LG had also requested a report from the chief secretary on the “excessive delay of 2.5 years” in responding on the CVC report on anomalies in classroom building in Delhi government institutions.