Here’s why Delhi LG rejected Arvind Kejriwal’s offer to visit Singapore

Delhi LG VK Saxena has rejected the AAP government’s offer of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to visit Singapore to attend a summit on August 1.

Official sources said on Thursday that the LG advised Kejriwal not to attend the World Cities Summit in Singapore next month as it is a mayors’ conference and it would not be appropriate for a chief minister to attend.

Sources said Saxena has turned back Kejriwal’s proposal to travel abroad, noting that the conference will cover various aspects of urban governance, which will be addressed by various bodies like MCD, DDA and NDMC besides the city government. goes.

The LG said that the Delhi government does not have exclusive powers over the issues and it would be “inappropriate” for a chief minister to be involved.

The LG has also noted that the Chief Minister attending such a convention would set a bad precedent.