Poll campaigning hits Delhi Cabinet's meet



New Delhi: The meeting of Delhi cabinet was quite different on Monday. In the seven-member cabinet, only Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and two ministers attended it, thanks to election campaigning in five states.

Besides Dikshit, the meeting was attended by Industries Minister Ramakant Goswami and Women and Child Welfare Minister Kiran Walia.

Health and Urban Development Minister AK Walia, PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Power and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Harun Yusuf and Transport and Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely were all busy campaigning for the Congress candidates in the poll-bound states.

Dikshit, who had gone to Uttarakhand for campaigning, came back to the city last night.

The Cabinet did not discuss any major issue but decided to modify certain provisions in the Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme (DGEHS) to extend cashless medical facilities at empanelled private hospitals free of cost to former Delhi MLAs, retired judges of the High Court, senior officers of city government and their family members.

PTI