Right ahead of the much awaited global event of the 18th G20 Summit in New Delhi, a new war of words erupted between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and on Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena. The controversy stemmed from LG Saxena's remarks that preparations for the G20 summit would have been easier if the city government had worked for nine years and said it was not the time to indulge in a blame game but to act as a team to ensure the event's success.
LG Saxena vs CM Kejriwal: The war of words
Earlier, LG Saxena, in an interview commented that the preparatory work for the G20 summit would have taken lesser efforts had the city government worked throughout the last nine years.
"The work done in the last two months has proved that if they (AAP) had worked all through nine years, the efforts required would have been lesser," Saxena said.
Reacting to the remark on X, Kejriwal said, "Lesser efforts would have been reqd (required) had MCD under BJP worked for 15 years. It is the duty of MCD to clean Delhi. We are all working v (very) hard since we took over MCD. MCD employees have now started getting their salaries on time after 13 years. They are all motivated. They are working v (very) hard.
"Lets not underestimate their efforts. At a time when we all are gearing up to receive international guests, lets not do blame game and lets all work as a team," Kejriwal wrote on X and also shared the report.
Lesser efforts would have been reqd had MCD under BJP worked for 15 years. It is the duty of MCD to clean Delhi. We are all working v hard since we took over MCD. MCD employees have now started getting their salaries on time after 13 years. They are all motivated. They are… https://t.co/xqAvqR0uFC— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 2, 2023
.New Delhi is now all set to host the most awaited multilateral event of G20 summit on September 9 and 10. .
Under the preparations for the mega global event, Delhi government departments including PWD, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), and Flood and Irrigation Department have been involved with preparation works along with several Central government agencies.