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Delhi CMO Expresses “Regret” Over Televised Speech During Meeting With Prime Minister Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office on Friday expressed “regret” for sharing the live broadcast of his appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the oxygen shortage in the national capital.
Kejriwal faced criticism when he shared the live broadcast of his speech during the prime minister’s meeting with the top ministers of the states most affected by Covid.
“Today, the CM address was shared live because there has never been any instruction, written or verbal, from the central government that such interaction cannot be shared live,” the Delhi CMO clarified.
“There have been multiple occasions of similar interactions where matters of public importance that did not contain confidential information were shared live. However, if any inconvenience was caused, we are very sorry.”
At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 situation, Kejriwal asked him to lead the senior ministers of all states to ensure the smooth movement of oxygen tanker trucks arriving in the national capital.
“People in great pain due to oxygen shortage. We fear a great tragedy could happen due to oxygen shortage and we will never be able to forgive ourselves. I ask you with folded hands to lead all CMs to ensure a smooth movement of oxygen tanker trucks arriving in Delhi, “he said during the meeting.
Prime Minister Modi met with top ministers from 10 states with the most Covid-19 cases on Friday.
The senior ministers of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi were among those who attended the meeting.

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