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Lt governor skips Delhi government’s Iftar party

delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2016 22:54 IST
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Vice-president Hamid Ansari with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at an Iftar party hosted by Delhi CM in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

Lt Governor Najeeb and leader of opposition Vijendra Gupta skipped the Delhi government’s Aam Aadmi Iftar Party on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium.

“We invited them all personally. I don’t know why they skipped. They will be the best persons to tell why. Must be some personal reason,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia when asked about their absence

Last year, Jung as well as Pakistan’s high commissioner Abdul Basit were among the early arrivals at the event hosted by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Recently the Delhi Government and Lt Governor had a standoff over different issues including the water tanker scam, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators accusing Jung of supporting corruption and asked him to file a complaint against himself.

Vice-president Hamid Ansari however attended. He stayed for about 10 minutes.

Gupta and the other two BJP members in the 70-member assembly also skipped the event.