“Against Protocol”: PM Modi Interrupts Kejriwal For Telecasting Speech Live

The Prime Minister said, “This is strictly against our tradition, our protocol that a Chief Minister is running a live telecast of an in-house meeting.” Kejriwal apologized straight away.

Midway through Arvind Kejriwal’s speech today during a high-level meeting between the Chief Ministers and Prime Minister, saw a strong objection raised by the Prime Minister himself. While talking about the dearth of oxygen, the hurdles its transportation faces, PM Modi interrupted Kejriwal and said that the latter’s live telecast of the speech breached protocols and was against ‘tradition’

“Let me say something … this is strictly against our tradition, our protocol … that a chief minister is running a live telecast of an in-house meeting,” said PM Modi. Kejriwal apologized straight away and said that he would be careful in the future.

The Delhi Chief Minister highlighted the dearth of oxygen in Delhi hospitals

The high-level meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan, and all the Chief Ministers whose state were recording high COVID-19 cases.

Soon after, Central government officials said that Kejriwal used the meeting as a platform to play politics, adding that his speech was not meant for solutions but to evade responsibility.

“He chose to spread lies on vaccine prices despite knowing that the Centre does not keep one vaccine dose with itself and shares with states only.” sources told ANI.

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Delhi CMO expressed regret over the move but clarified there were no specific instructions about the same from the Centre. “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” said the statement

“Will people of Delhi not get oxygen if there is no oxygen-producing plant here? Please suggest whom should I speak to in Central Govt when an oxygen tanker destined for Delhi is stopped in another state?


The PM-CM meeting comes amidst a lethal second COVID-19 wave with India recording as many as 2,263 deaths and 3,32,730 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.


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