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Bird Flu scare forces Delhi Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai to cancel Goa visit

Delhi Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai Cancelled His Goa Visit In The Wake Of Bird Flu Scare In The City.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Oct 2016, 09:52:44 PM
Delhi Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai (Image Source: Getty)

New Delhi:

In the aftermath of bird flu scare in the capital, Delhi Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai on Monday cancelled his two-day visit to Goa which was scheduled to start on Teusday. 

"The development minister has cancelled his two-day Goa visit owing to bird flu scare in city. Once the situation is controlled, the minister's visit will be rescheduled," said a senior AAP functionary.

The senior Aam Aamdi Party leader was to embark on a two-day visit to Goa from Tuesday to campaign for his party.

The state goes to poll next year. Fifty-eight birds have been found dead so far in the national capital and out of them, three deaths have been confirmed to have been caused by H5N8 avian influenza. 

The Kejriwal government had to face a lot of criticism in September as most of its ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, were away from the city amid outbreak of chikungunya and dengue.

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First Published : 24 Oct 2016, 09:45:00 PM