Delhi chief minister told can meet finance minister Arun Jaitley or home minister Rajnath Singh if the issue is urgent
GN Bureau | June 30, 2015
Even administrative matters are being political colour and the Prime minister's office (PMO) is being dragged into these issues, which seems strange, and somewhat silly. The PMO has been forced to issue clarification after reports emerged that Narendra Modi had refused an appointment to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Kejriwal’s AAP government is at war with BJP –led central government over Delhi’s governance and the Delhi chief minister had earlier written to Modi on the specific issue. Hence, whatever happens between Modi and Kejriwal it gets colour of politics.
Meanwhile, the PMO cited prior appointments as the reason for refusal of the meeting. The PMO has said that whenever the prime minister has time, he grants appointments to those wanting to meet him.
It made it clear that the refusal of the meeting is not any political vendetta.
The PMO also said that if it is too urgent, the Delhi chief minister can meet finance minister Arun Jaitley or home minister Rajnath Singh. Kejriwal had sought a meeting to discuss urgent matters pertaining to governance of Delhi like increased percentage for Delhi in collected taxes and availability of land for public benefit projects.
Kejriwal had sent a request to the PMO for a meeting with Modi ten days back.
Kejriwal had last met Modi before being sworn in as Delhi chief minister in February.
senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia, who was with Kejriwal had said then that “Arvind told the prime minister that both the Centre and the state government enjoy strong majority, therefore, it is a golden opportunity for both to work together to make Delhi a better city.”
Public sector undertakings (PSUs) can become more efficient only through discipline, said Anil Swarup, secretary, department of school education and literacy, ministry of human resource development. Speaking at the 2nd India PSU IT Forum organised by Governance Now on Wednesdaty, Swarup laid
Tejas Express, a semi-high speed train, is supposed to run at 200 kmph. But, on its inaugural run between Mumbai to Karmali (Goa), it touched a maximum speed of 110 kmph. A few days before it was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on May 22, Indian Railways claimed that the train
The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Jharkhand government and sought a report over 1,000 children being reportedly abducted and recruited by Maoists over the past few years. The commission cited a news article and said that it brings forth the sta
In 1998, as a 12-year-old, I was fascinated by the spectacle on display in the streets of Chandni Chowk, where I grew up, during the Chaudhvin Ka Chand festival, which recreated the Mugh
What restricts MOOCs’ acceptance despite having credits? It is just a matter of time. India has been used to the traditional way of education. However, the fact that India is the second biggest learner base for edX, after the United States, speaks volumes ab
Sameer Srivastava, a school topper from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, wanted to study in an IIT like any other engineering aspirant. But getting into an institution where only less than one percent of the applicants are selected was a big hurdle. Not cutting the IIT mark, Sameer decided to settle for an