New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The rift between the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government continued to widen as the latter was yet again ignored in the invitation for the inauguration of newly constructed Rani Jhansi flyover scheduled for Tuesday.
Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan is set to inaugurate the flyover, constructed by the BJP-controlled municipal body, on Tuesday.
“The prestigious newly constructed Rani Jhansi Grade Separator will be inaugurated on Tuesday, October 16 at 10.30 a.m. by Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan near Filmistan at Rani Jhansi Road,” reads the invitation.
“The ceremony would be graced by Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics and Programme Implementation Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, BJP National Vice President Shyam Jaju, BJP Delhi Pradesh President MP Manoj Tiwari, MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Mayor Adesh Kumar Gupta will preside over the function,” it added.
Special guests in the event will be Deputy Mayor of North Delhi Rajesh Lawadiya, Chairperson-Standing Committee Veena Virmani, Leader of House Tilak Raj Kataria, Leader of Opposition Anil Lakra and Commissioner Madhup Vyas.
However, no representative from Delhi’s AAP government has been named in the invite.
Sources in MCD said there was no fixed rule for inviting the Delhi Government Ministers or their representatives. However, “there have been cases when they were invited depending on the occasion”.
On Monday, the Ministers and representatives from the Delhi’s elected government were ignored from the inauguration of the skywalk at ITO here.