Delhi CMO expresses ‘regret’ over televised address during meeting with PM Modi | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal‘s office on Friday expressed “regret” for sharing live telecast of his appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over oxygen shortage in the national capital.
Kejriwal faced flak when he shared the live telecast of his address during Prime Minister’s meeting with the chief ministers of states worst-hit by Covid.
“Today, the CM address was shared live because there has never been any instruction, written or verbal, from central government that the said interaction could not be shared live,” Delhi CMO clarified.
“There have been multiple occasions of similar interactions where matters of public importance which had no confidential information were shared live. However, if any inconvenience was caused we highly regret that,” it added.
In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 situation, Kejriwal requested him to direct chief ministers of all states to ensure smooth movement of oxygen tankers coming to the national capital.
“People in major pain due to oxygen shortage. We fear a big tragedy may happen due to oxygen shortage and we will never be able to forgive ourselves. I request you with folded hands to direct all CMs to ensure smooth movement of oxygen tankers coming to Delhi,” he said during the meeting.
Prime Minister Modi held a meeting on Friday with chief ministers of 10 states with the most number of Covid-19 cases.
Chief ministers of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi are among those who attended the meeting.

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