Delhi ministers Kapil Mishra and Satyendar Jain on Saturday took a dig at Lieutenant-Governor on Saturday, and said Najeeb Jung was not in a mood to work when they couldn't find him at his office where they had gone to meet him. They went to speak to him after Jung sent a fax to deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia asking him to cut his official trip to Finland short in the wake of the rising number of chikungunya cases in the Capital, NDTV reported.

Jung's office responded to the allegations saying it was operational throughout the week and that the ministers were politicising the issue when they had not sought an appointment. Mishra said, "We went to the lieutenant governor's office today since he sent an urgent fax last night to Manish Sisodia, but he wasn't there as he doesn't work on weekends. We called him too... he's not working today and he doesn't want to talk about work."

Jain said Jung should speak to him since he is the health minister of the state, instead of asking Sisodia to return to Delhi. "Why can't the lieutenant-governor join me in visiting [chikungunka and dengue] patients in hospitals?" he said.

The AAP government has been criticised for not doing enough to address the health crisis in Delhi with the chief minister was recovering from a throat surgery in Bengaluru while Sisodia was on an official trip. On Twitter, Sisodia said "Learning from across the world is not a sin. It's a sin to defame an educational tour as a 'holiday'. I'm in Finland. We need to learn a lot from their education system, the best in the world."

Delhi tops the list of states with confirmed cases of chikungunya, with 1,057 people affected by the disease (up to September 11), according to information from the Union Health Ministry.