An advertisement for recruitment leaves Kejriwal govt red-faced, Sikkim referred as separate nation

The AAP govt issued advertisement to recruit ‘Civil Defence Corps Volunteers’ in many newspapers including English & Hindi dailies. In the ad, Delhi govt seeks to hire nearly 200 volunteers but refers Sikkim as a separate nation much like Bhutan and Nepal.

Written by May 23, 2020 15:06

New Delhi: Amid the lockdown, an advertisement to hire volunteers for Civil Defence Corps has left the Kejriwal government embarrassed and red-faced. The glaring blunder in advertisement has not only prompted rivals to attack the ruling dispensation but also local resident to vent ire for showing Sikkim as an independent country.

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The AAP government on Saturday issued an advertisement to recruit ‘Civil Defence Corps Volunteers’ in many newspapers including English & Hindi dailies. In the ad, Delhi govt seeks to hire nearly 200 volunteers but refers Sikkim as a separate nation much like Bhutan and Nepal.

In the eligibility criteria, the advertisement states that any citizen of Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan or a resident of Delhi are eligible for the post. Moreover, the advertisement also has a photo of Chief Minister, thereby validating the details of adv.

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BJP tears in to Kejriwal govt for Sikkim fiasco

Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari took Kejriwal govt to task for showing Sikkim as a separate nation in its advertisement.

“Arvind Kejriwal ji… What is this? Sikkim is an integral part of India. What are you upto, Nation wants to know” tweeted Manoj Tiwari.