Kejriwal denied permission for Copenhagen summit as it is a mayor level event Govt

  • | Wednesday | 9th October, 2019

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday defended its decision to deny permission to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to attend a climate summit in Denmark, saying it is meant for "mayor-level" participants. Responding to a question on the issue of permission, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said "it was a mayor-level conference" and a West Bengal minister is going to attend it. Sources later said a separate protocol is followed for chief ministers and rejected suggestions that opposition parties were being targeted. The AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh termed the Centre's decision to withhold the clearance "unfortunate", saying it would affect India's image. Kejriwal was to lead an eight-member delegation to the summit, slated to be held from October 9-12.

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