Intense politics forces PMO to clarify on denial of Kejriwal’s date with PM

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


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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.”

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