Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slams Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for clubbing Sikim as separate nation in an advertisement by the Delhi government. Identification of Sikim, as other nation hits northeastern emotions and may uplift disgrace. However, AAP says on its clarification that the controversial advertisement is fully based on Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA ) guidelines.
A senior officer of the Directorate of Civil Defense of Delhi (HQ) suspended on May 23, with immediate effect for publishing an advertisement which referred Sikkim as a separate nation. Delhi Governor Anil Baijal informs that the officer was suspended for pushing an advertisement which “disrespects the territorial integrity of India.
In an advertisement for the recruitment of volunteers for the Civil Defense Corps, Sikkim was referred as a separate nation after it was clubbed with neighboring countries such as Nepal and Bhutan. Taking offense at a Delhi government advertisement on newspapers referring to Sikkim as an independent country clubbed with Nepal and Bhutan, the state has demanded that the ad be immediately withdrawn as it is immensely hurtful.
In a letter to the Delhi government, Sikkim chief secretary has mentioned that the advertisement is immensely hurtful to the people of Sikkim “who take pride” in being the citizens of India. Calling the error condemnable, CM Prem Singh Tamang requested the Delhi government to rectify the issue. In a letter to the Delhi government, Sikkim chief secretary has mentioned that the advertisement is immensely hurtful to the people of Sikkim “who take pride” in being the citizens of India.
The advertisement was withdrawn immediately following an uproar. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also didn’t miss out on the opportunity to hit out at the Delhi government. The BJP asked the Kejriwal government to apologize to the people of North East, calling the error an insensitivity.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) slammed the opposition for doing petty politics when the Delhi government is trying to work together with other governments. It also mentioned that the advertisement had clearly followed the home ministry (MHA) guidelines.
As the advertisement made headlines drawing wrath from the political circles, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued a clarification and said the advertisement had been withdrawn. Arvind Kejriwal added that action had been taken against the concerned officer.