Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reschedules his Nagpur trip


Radhika Dhawad | Jan 27, 2018 15:30

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has rescheduled his two-day trip to Nagpur. As per Press Trust of India (PTI), Kejriwal, who was supposed to be in the city till 28th January, postponed his visit as Kailash Gahlot from Aadm Aadmi Party (AAP) is ‘busy with the preparations’ for the office-of-profit case in the Delhi High Court on Monday. Gahlot, who was also supposed to accompany Kejriwal on his Nagpur visit, is a Transport Minister in the Kejriwal led AAP.

As per PTI, the day-to-day hearing will start in the Delhi High Court in the disqualification case of 20 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding office-of-profit as parliamentary secretaries from Monday, an official said. Gahlot is one of the 20 accused MLAs from AAP who has been disqualified by the Election Commission (EC) on the recommendation by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. The party has challenged the EC’s decision in the High Court.

The official even said that the revised dates for Kejriwal’s visit would be soon announced.

Arvind Kejriwal had accepted Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s invitation to visit Nagpur today (on January 27th and 28th) to study environment friendly projects that have been undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). However, Gadkari had even clarified that Kejriwal’s two-day visit isn’t political and that the two would be discussing NMC’s various initiatives, which the latter plans to implement in the capital.

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As per sources, Kejriwal, who’s been a constant BJP critic, plans to study and discuss Nagpur’s wastewater management system apart from 24*7 water supply in the city.

Kejriwal, who was supposed to arrive today evening and leave on 28th evening, plans to study certain models devised by NMC to reduce pollution in Delhi. Gadkari while speaking to The Indian Express said, “During a conversation with Kejriwal, I had told him about what the NMC has done to reduce pollution in Nagpur. So, he was interested in checking those out.”