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Why is Arvind Kejriwal in Dubai? BJP questions CM's trip as Delhi chokes on pollution

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 11 Nov 2018, 12:13:09 AM
Why is Arvind Kejriwal in Dubai? BJP questions CM's trip as Delhi chokes on pollution. (PTI/file)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is facing the heat over his alleged Dubai visit, with BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari hitting out at the former for leaving the city at a time when Delhiites were facing air pollution crisis.   

The BJP alleged that Kejriwal had travelled to Dubai with "a hidden agenda". The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), however, dismissed the charge as "outlandish".

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Saturday alleged that Kejriwal "suddenly" left for Dubai on November 8 by Air India flight and will be back on November 11. He questioned the motive behind his visit.

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"Why is Aam Aadmi Party in denial mode about Kejriwal visit? " Gupta asked.

"The silence of Aam Aadmi Party about his trip proves that there is something wrong. It is clear that there is a hidden agenda behind this visit," the BJP leader alleged.

Defending his party chief, AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said in a press conference that Kejriwal has gone "abroad" to attend a family function of his IIT batchmate. He denied BJP charges as outlandish.

Gupta hit back saying the trip was not being called official visit or a family trip.

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“What is the purpose of this Dubai visit, what is the agenda, where will he be staying and whom will he meet? Why is all this information being hidden? " Gupta questioned.

"It is to be noted that the contractor responsible for providing door step delivery in Delhi under the AAP government scheme also lives in Dubai," he claimed.

Gupta attacked the AAP government saying both Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were out at a time when the pollution situation in Delhi is alarming.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 10 Nov 2018, 11:21:22 PM