Arvind Kejriwal yet to get Centre’s nod for Denmark climate summit
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is yet to get political clearance to visit Denmark to attend the C40 climate change conference in Copenhagen starting on Wednesday.
“The Delhi CM was to lead an eight-member delegation for the C40 Summit. He is scheduled to depart from New Delhi on Tuesday at 2 pm but his visit now hangs in the balance as the ministry of external affairs has not granted political clearance till now. We have not yet got any communication in this regard,” a government official said, requesting anonymity.
According to the rules of the Central government, all ministers and bureaucrats require this clearance for any official foreign tour.
The official said that whereas Delhi was still waiting for permission, the Centre has “granted clearance to West Bengal urban development minister Firhad Hakim”.
“The MEA is not only refusing to share any reasons for withholding the clearance, but is also not responding to the Delhi government’s attempts to reach out to it,” the official said.