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Delhi Speaker hosts Iftar party, but doesn't invite L-G

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today hosted an party, but did not invite Baijal amid the ongoing tussle over an issue related to legislators asking questions on reserved subjects.

Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, Rajendra Pal Gautam, and party legislators attended the organised on the premises of the

BJP MLAs did not attend Goel's event.

Goel had last year invited Baijal to an party, but the had given it a miss.

"I had invited him (L-G) to an last year, but he did not attend it. He did not give any reason. This year, I decided not to invite him (Baijal)," the told

During the Budget Session in March this year, Goel had hit out at Baijal after the L-G communicated to him that he cannot admit questions on reserved subjects such as law and order, services and land.

Goel had slammed the for "his order" and worn black bands as a mark of protest.

Earlier this week, the had warned officers of strict action "as per rules" if they do not provide answers to three questions -- pertaining to revenue, education, and power -- asked by legislators.

Goel had on Wednesday termed the situation an "undeclared emergency where government officers are not providing answers asked by MLAs" and had blamed Baijal for it.

"Not only the House, this is also a bigger insult to democracy... This (situation) is worse than emergency -- (this is an) undeclared emergency," Goel said while expressing anguish over the matter.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:30 IST