Delhi Metro inauguration: AAP slams PM Modi for not inviting Kejriwaltext_fields
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not inviting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the inauguration event of a new two-km-long Delhi Metro line from Dwarka Sector 21 to Yasho Bhumi Complex.
AAP leader and Delhi Education Minister Atishi Marlena said, “We deeply regret that during this inauguration, PM Modi did not extend an invitation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal”.
“This Delhi Metro project is a joint venture between the Central and Delhi Governments, with both sharing the expenses equally. Therefore, it would have been appropriate to invite Kejriwal," Atishi said.
The minister further said that both the PM and BJP claim the party to be the largest political party in the world, "with BJP leaders asserting that PM Modi is among the top world leaders. So, the question arises as to why the largest political party and top world leader couldn't invite Kejriwal".
"This reflects their narrow mindset. We are also contributing to the expenses of the Delhi Metro. I urge the PM that for the development of Delhi, we must work together. It is the PM's responsibility to collaborate with the Delhi government," she added.
With inputs from IANS