In an effort to reach out to his bête noire, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said he has no "hard feelings" for Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and their "sour relationship" should end to ensure effective governance and development in the national capital.
Kejriwal, who has been locked in a power tussle with Jung for a long time, made the comments on the sidelines of an iftar hosted by him on Sunday.
The event was attended by Jung, vice president Hamid Ansari, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, police commissioner BS Bassi, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien and Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and vice president Hamid Ansari during iftar party at New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal embraced Najeeb Jung with a warm hug when he was ushered into the venue in Chanakyapuri by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI Photo)
The event was also attended by Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb Jung have been involved in a protracted tussle over several issues since the AAP government assumed office, including over the control of the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Kejriwal took turns in sitting beside Ansari, Dikshit and Jung at the elaborate setting. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Delhi CM said he had invited leaders cutting across the political spectrum, unlike other "VIP iftars". (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)