NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking clearance to take part in the World Cities Summit scheduled to be held in Singapore on August 1.
“The world wants to know the development model of Delhi,” the Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal wrote in the letter while saying that stopping him is wrong.
He also requested PM Modi to give him permission as soon as possible. “I had written a letter on June 7 seeking permission to go to Singapore, but no reply has come so far,” Kejriwal said.
He further said, “When you were the Chief Minister of Gujarat and when America denied you a visa, the whole country criticised them. Today, your government stops a Chief Minister from attending such an important summit.”
Kejriwal said he has been invited by the Government of Singapore to present the Delhi Model at the World Cities Summit in front of prominent leaders of the world.
He said today the whole world talks about the Delhi Model. “It is a matter of pride for India that the whole world is getting inspired by Delhi’s model of education and health,” he added.
“We may have political differences within the country, but in front of the larger world, we should forget our differences and put only the interest of the country in forward,” said Kejriwal, adding, “I request you to allow me to go to Singapore at the earliest so that I can make the country proud.”