Arvind Kejriwal's Singapore Deadline Over, Delhi Blames Centre For Delay
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has missed the possibility to take part within the “World Cities’ Summit” in Singapore, the place he was one of many audio system. The Chief Minister has missed the deadline for journey formalities — not solely was he refused clearance for the go to, it got here too late, the Delhi authorities has mentioned.
In a press release Thursday night, the Delhi authorities mentioned the formalities for the Singapore go to have been to be accomplished by July 20. However Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena’s response on the proposal got here again a day later — on July 21.
“The file concerning permission to journey was despatched to the Lieutenant Governor on June 7. The LG sat silent for about one-and-a-half months and returned the file on July 21. By then, not solely had there been a number of delay, however the deadline until July 20 to finish the journey formalities had additionally handed,” learn the assertion.
It’s clear that the Central authorities’s intention was to “forestall the Chief Minister from speaking in regards to the world-class work completed in Delhi” within the worldwide area, other than schooling and well being, the federal government mentioned.
“The Central authorities’s intention could have been fulfilled, however it additionally results in a scenario the place the worldwide group could look down upon the nation,” mentioned the Delhi authorities, which argued earlier that such a summit can be a chance to showcase town and improve the status of the nation.