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Video: Kejriwal apologises to Prime Minister for protocol breach

Apr 23, 2021, 6:29 PM IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during the review meeting to discuss the oxygen crisis over a protocol breach.

Portions of Prime Minister Modi's discussion with Arvind Kejriwal, which was beamed on television channels, showed the Delhi Chief Minister appealing to the Prime Minister to pick up the phone and call a certain chief minister who was not allowing oxygen-carrying tankers from entering the national capital.

The Prime Minister, however, interjected and said: "Let me say something. This is strictly against our tradition and protocol; that a chief minister is running a live telecast of an in-house meeting. This is not appropriate. We should always maintain restraint."

After the Prime Minister's rebuke, Kejriwal apologised and said he would be careful in future.

Central government sources said that Kejriwal chose the platform to play politics and evade his responsibility.

All chief ministers spoke about the measures they were adopting to improve the situation, Kejriwal had nothing to speak about what he was doing, sources said.

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