US Embassy issues clarification on dropping Kejriwal and Sisodia from Delhi school event
New Delhi : A day before Donald Trump and Melania Trump are scheduled to visit India, the US Embassy issued a clarification on why Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia have been dropped from the Delhi school event.
"While the US embassy had no objection to the presence of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, we appreciate their recognition that this is not a political event and that it is best to ensure that the focus is on education, the school, and the students," said a US Embassy spokesperson.
Later, Manish Sisodia acknowledged the action and said they respect the concerns raised by the US Embassy.
"Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and I would have loved to personally receive the First Lady to the Delhi Government school and brief her about the concept of Happiness Classes and the positive impact that it has had on students, during her visit to the classrooms. However, certain concerns were expressed by the US embassy regarding CM and Deputy CM accompanying first lady during the school visit. We respect the same," he said.
The US first lady Melania Trump is expected to watch a "happiness class" at a Delhi government school during their two-day visit that begins on Monday.