In an unprecedented move, lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Friday reportedly directed deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia to return to the Capital from his official trip to Finland.
Sisodia left for Finland on September 13 on an educational trip with senior officials of Delhi government’s education department, inviting criticism from opponents for choosing to travel abroad at a time when vector-borne diseases have gripped the city.
The L-G order came on a day when some TV channels aired pictures of Sisodia ‘holidaying’ in Finland.
Refuting the allegation, Sisodia on Friday said it was not a “sin” to study the schooling system of other countries to fix the problems in Delhi’s education system.
The education minister, who also holds the education portfolio, said he has worked hard to improve the education system in the national capital and that he was in Finland to see what more needs to be done.
“Learning from across the world is not a sin. It’s a sin to defame an educational tour as a ‘holiday’. I’m in Finland. We need to learn a lot from their education system, the best in the world (sic),” the Aam Aadmi party leader said in a series of tweets.