Kejriwal, Sisodia not invited to accompany Melania Trump on Delhi School visit


New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia are unlikely to accompany Melania Trump, the first lady of the United States, during her visit to a government school in the national capital next week, sources said on Saturday. Reports here said that the names of Mr Kejriwal and Mr Sisodia are not mentioned in the school event. Sources had earlier claimed that the first Lady of the US will be accompanied by Mr Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on February 25 during their visit to a government school in South Delhi.

Meanwhile, Aam Admi Party alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre is behind the change of the schedule. Aam Aadmi Party National Executive Member Preeti Sharma Menon tweeted, "There is no match for the pettiness of @narendramodi You may not invite @ArvindKejriwal @msisodia but their work speaks for them #TrumpIndiaVisit".'

Commenting on the issue, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor MP tweeted "This kind of petty politics in selectively sending invitations for official occasions was introduced by the ModiGovt &is unhealthy for our democracy. Exclusion of the Opposition from @RashtrapatiBhvn banquets &PrimeMinisterial receptions may seem trivial, but it undermines India." The First lady of the US is scheduled to take part in the 'happiness curriculum' class introduced by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government during her visit to New Delhi on February 25.