Delhi CM does not speak for India: External Affairs Minister on Kejriwal’s Singapore remark

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival, who a vast majority in India view as the champion of petty, divisive and communal politics, has come under severe criticism after he said the new form of corona virus in Singapore, which is said to be dangerous for children, may come as the third wave in India.

Kejrival appealed to the central government to immediately suspend flights to and from Singapore and prioritise vaccination options for children. 

After Singapore lodged a strong protest with the Government of India over Kejrival’s irresponsible remark, India’s Minister for External Affairs Dr Jaishankar issued a statement clarifying – “Delhi CM does not speak for India”.

The Minister further said:
“Singapore and India have been solid partners in the fight against Covid-19. India appreciates Singapore’s role as a logistics hub and oxygen supplier. Their gesture of deploying military aircraft to help us speaks of our exceptional relationship. 

However, irresponsible comments from those who should know better can damage long-standing partnerships.”

Stung by this strong retort from the Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Maneesh Sisodia, instead of accepting the folly, addressed media persons on Wednesday 19 May afternoon and said the Delhi government is worried about children while the ruling BJP and the Union Government are worried about Singapore.

Kejrival, who chases narrow political ends, has failed to appreciate that Singapore has a few dozen cases now most of them are in clusters having Indian connection.

The Indian community in Singapore is incensed over this tasteless remark by Kejriwal. There are ethnic colours added in Singapore and Indians are uncomfortable.

The problem is, when in politics, they have to turn out to be idiots and have to show it.

Kejriwal says it is the Singapore variant!! One fails to understand why this IIT passout can’t keep quiet on matters foreign to him.

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