Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain hits out at LG Najeeb Jung for seeking details of AAP’s foreign tours


Hitting out at Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for seeking details of foreign tours undertaken by AAP ministers, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said such visits by his party ministers are comparatively less than that of their counterparts in other parts of the country.

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"Our ministers have done less foreign trips compared to other governments. Foreign tours are done only when required, that too with consent," Jain told reporters. He added if any Delhi minister went abroad for personal work, he paid for it.

Jain's comments came two days after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday asked the Delhi government to provide details of foreign tours by ministers, their staff and officials.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Jain returned to New Delhi on Tuesday from Vatican City after attending Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony. This was Kejriwal's first visit to any foreign country after becoming Chief Minister in February 2015. His deputy Manish Sisodia and Jain have travelled abroad four times each.

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