Delhi Hurdles: Media boycotts Kejriwal's aide, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

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New Delhi, Feb 17: Hours after forming government in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal and his aides faced hurdles in continuing their work smoothly. Media boycotted Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Sisodia, a close aide of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, faced the rage by media following a circular which bans media's entry into Delhi Secretariat on Monday, Feb 16.

Manish Sisodia with Arvind Kejriwal

Both TV and print journalists were not allowed to enter the Secretariat on Monday and later they refused to cover a press conference where Sisodia was scheduled to brief about government's decision.

When journalists from both print and electronic media tried to enter the Secretariat, a security told, "We have orders from senior government officials not to let mediapersons enter the premises."

However, Nagendra Sharma claimed that the circular was not issued by Kejriwal government and that was issued before Kejriwal formed government in the national capital.

Sharma, the media-advisor to Kejriwal, was quoted as saying, "Before new government took charge, a circular was already in place which banned the entry of media into the Delhi Secretariat. New government has issued no direction in this regard. Give me one or two days, I will sort out this matter."

In the evening when Sisodia entered the media room adjacent to a main entry gate of the Secretariat, journalists from both electronic and print media asked explanation as to why they were not allowed inside.

Despite the Deputy CM's efforts to control the journalists, the media persons refused to pay heed to his words. Seeing this, Sisodia walked out of the press conference.

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