Centre denies permission to Kejriwal to attend climate meet in Denmark

Centre denies permission to Kejriwal to attend climate meet in Denmark

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New Delhi, Oct 8: With the Union government has denied permission to travel, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal could not attend the C40 climate summit to be held in Denmark, starting October 9.

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said that the External Affairs Ministry has not allowed Mr. Kejriwal to visit Copenhagan, Denmark. The Chief Minister had sought permission to travel to Denmark to participate in a conference on climate change - 'C40', and he was scheduled to travel on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Singh said that it is unfortunate to not allow traveling. "It is beyond my understanding why the Modi government is treating us like this".

The Rajya Sabha MP also said that Mr. Kejriwal was not going to Denmark for a holiday but was to attend a conference of Mayors of 100 cities of Asia.

"He would have presented a better view of the country on how to deal with pollution", Mr Singh said and asked "how many official visits of Chief Minister's have been canceled so far. We sought permission a month ago but denied".

Besides the keynote address, Mr Kejriwal was supposed to attend a session on carbon emission in Denmark. He was expected to engage with mayors of cities such as New York, London, Los Angeles and Berlin to discuss issues related to climate change. (UNI)