Media denied entry in Delhi secretariat after scuffle

New Delhi


Media persons were barred from entering the Delhi secretariat on the first working day of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government Monday 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