Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently visited Goa but he refused to stay in the state guest house. As a result only Rs 500 was spent by the government in the trips, the Legislative Assembly was told.
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State Protocol Minister Dilip Parulekar told the House that “the Delhi chief minister was provided vehicles and accommodation at the state guest house. He was received and seen off at the airport. However, he did not avail the accommodation at the state guest house.”
Delhi Chief Minister had visited Goa twice on May 22 and June 28, during which he addressed a public meeting and also interacted with cross section of society.
Parulekar said the state government had presented him a flower bouquet amounting to Rs 500 on his first visit.
The question about the expenses on Kejriwal’s visits was tabled by Goa Vikas Party MLA Fransisco Miccky Pacheco.
AAP has already announced that they will fight on all the 40 seats for the upcoming Goa polls due before March 2017. During his second visit on June 28, he had interacted with fishermen, representatives of small and medium hotels and the youth.
Earlier, former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar took a jibe at Kejriwal’s Goa visit and said, “Some people in Delhi are upset with my frequent visits to Goa because they fear that I will upset their ambitions to win elections in this state. After looting Delhi, they are now eyeing Goa.”