Delhi: Kejriwal Government calls assembly session on Feb 23

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New Delhi, Feb 16: The Delhi government on Monday decided to recommend the first session of the newly-elected assembly be called Feb 23-24 for swearing in of the new legislators and election of the speaker and deputy speaker.

Delhi calls assembly session on Feb 23
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday.

Earlier in the day, media persons were barred from entering the Delhi secretariat on the first working day of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government following a scuffle among them.

The AAP had to call off a press conference, scheduled to be addressed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, following a scuffle among media persons, including journalists, TV crew, and photographers, gathered there.

Sisodia returned to his office after arriving for the press conference as he could not speak due to constant disruptions created by media persons, including cameramen.

"This is not the way to organise a press conference. Media persons need to cooperate even though minor problems may occur during a press conference," Sisodia said to the reporters after being requested to address the press conference.

However, Sisodia returned to his office and refused to take calls from reporters.

IANS

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