Ink attack on Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia outside L-G Najeeb Jung's office

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had ink thrown on him outside Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's office on Monday.

"Sisodia was attacked by a person with ink when he was interacting with the media after a meeting with the L-G," a government official told IANS.

According to sources, the person who threw ink on Sisodia has been identified as Brijesh Shukla and is reported to be a resident of Karawal Nagar in Delhi.

"We are working on the improvements in health and education sectors, but the Opposition is working on ink only. Cheap politics by the BJP and Congress," Sisodia told media after the attack.

Sisodia had gone to meet Jung after returning from Finland where he had gone to study the educational framework.

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Reacting to the attack, Sisodia said, "Delhi government is committed to working on health and education. But Congress and BJP are working on ink. They have nothing to do with Delhiites. Their aim is to stop our initiatives. This is the dirty politics of BJP and Congress."

He also challenged the BJP-ruled civic bodies to clear the "filth across the city" and hit out at Congress for "ruining" the city's education and health sector during its term.

"This is merely a diversionary tactic adopted by them since we are focusing on development," he said.

Last week, Sisodia faced flak for his Finland trip. Jung on Friday had sent a fax to Sisodia in Finland and asked him to return immediately owing to the outbreak of vector-borne dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.

Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, was in Finland along with other officers to study the education system of that country.

Responding to the allegations of the Opposition that he was "holidaying" in Finland, he said it was not a "sin" to study the schooling system of other countries to fix the problems in Delhi's education system.

"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)," he said in a series of tweets.

Congress activists had observed 'Bhagoda Divas' in Delhi to protest against the alleged absence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia and other ministers from the national capital which is at present reeling under chikungunya and dengue outbreak.

AAP leader Dilip Pandey also attacked the Congress, and in a series of tweets, he said "AAP bringing all onboard to fight Delhi's real enemies Dengue & Chikungunya, while #InsensitiveCongress busy making fun of unwell DelhiCM(sic)."

"Few people have set an agenda that they will target only AAP and spare the BJP-ruled civic bodies that are responsible for preventing the outbreak of vector-borne diseases," Pandey told reporters.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Sep 19, 2016 13:54 PM

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