Advani declines invite of Delhi Assembly silver jubilee celebration

The sources of Delhi Assembly said that the senior BJP leader L K Advani will not attend the silver jubilee celebrations of the Delhi Assembly on December 15. He sent a note of regret to Vidhan Sabha speaker Ram Niwas Goel on December 11.

According to the report published in the Indian Express, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be the chief guest in Advani’s absence and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be the guest of honour.

Earlier Advani had earlier written to the Speaker, confirming that he will attend the ceremony and address the house. However, BJP members confirmed that Advani will not be attending the ceremony, said the sources.

Invitations were also sent to former Delhi chief ministers Sheila Dikshit and Sushma Swaraj. Sources said there was no clarity on whether they will attend.