Did you need Rahul Gandhi? "clearance" For a trip to the UK?Government vs. Parliament
Rahul Gandhi did not get a “political permit” from the government before flying to London. Sources claim today that this needs to be done by all lawmakers.
All lawmakers said they needed to notify the Foreign Ministry and ask for political permission, adding that details would need to be posted on the Foreign Ministry’s website, according to government sources.
But parliamentarians didn’t, sources said. They said invitations from foreign governments and agencies to parliamentarians must go through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“If the invitation comes directly, we need political permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All lawmakers are asked to confirm that they do so before traveling abroad,” official sources said. ..
The protocol, circulated among parliamentarians, states that members must apply for a political permit on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website three weeks in advance. “All foreign invitations, that is, invitations from national governments or foreign organizations, are expected to go through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, if such an invitation is received directly, the member will accept it. It needs to be notified. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the necessary political permits of that ministry should also be obtained for that purpose. “