Kejriwal Misses Out On C40 Summit

by GoNews Desk 9 months ago Views 669
Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had to go to Denmark to attend a meeting on climate change. But the External Affairs Ministry did not give him political clearance. As a result, Kejriwal will now not be part of the C40 Climate Summit which began on Wednesday in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark.

The External Affairs Ministry has granted permission to Farhad Hakim, Urban Development Minister in the government of West Bengal, to attend the summit.

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AAP has reacted strongly to Kejriwal not being allowed to visit Denmark due to the External Affairs Ministry denying him political clearance.

Sanjay Singh, AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP said that the Chief Minister was not going to Denmark on vacation.

Meanwhile, Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson, External Affairs Ministry, said that each month the Ministry gets thousands of applications for political clearance from ministries, secretaries and bureaucrats. He said that we have to pay attention to what kind of programme the applicant is attending. Additionally, we also look at the level of participation of other nations in the programme and what sort of invite has been given, after which approval is granted.

Kejriwal had been invited to the climate summit currently underway in Denmark to discuss the AAP government’s experiences and challenges in reducing pollution levels in Delhi.

The C40 Summit will be on from October 9 to 12. In this summit, 40 cities from across the world, including from Africa, Europe and North America, will discuss climate-related issues. The Indian cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi are taking part in the C40 Summit.

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