Kejriwal to miss AAP government’s second anniversary

New Delhi: The AAP government in Delhi will celebrate its second anniversary on Tuesday without Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in Bengaluru receiving treatment for diabetes.

In Kejriwal’s absence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, a confidant of the Chief Minister, will preside over the AAP event at the Delhi Secretariat.

The entire Delhi cabinet minus Kejriwal will be at the function organised to celebrate two years of the Aam Aadmi Party government, an official told IANS.

After relentlessly campaigning in Punjab over one month, Kejriwal flew to Bengaluru on February 7 to get his blood sugar treated at a naturopathy institute.

His blood sugar level was “quite high”, one official said. Kejriwal has been on three doses of insulin a day.

“The Chief Minister is expected to return to Delhi 10-12 days. Sisodia and his ministerial colleagues will present their report card of the two years, the official said.

Kejriwal has visited Bengaluru for his medical treatments earlier also, leaving Sisodia in charge of the city government.

He underwent naturopathy treatment for chronic cough last year. In 2015 too, Kejriwal was admitted to the Bengaluru hospital for 12 days for treatment of chronic cough and high blood sugar.

Kejriwal, who along with others founded the AAP in 2012, became the Chief Minister of Delhi for the first time in December 2013 but resigned after just 49 days.

He then led the AAP to a sweeping win in February 2015, garnering 67 of the 70 seats. The AAP, under his leadership, contested just ended assembly elections in Goa and Punjab.