Prime Minister Narendra Modi denied appointment to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on thursday. This is the fourth time the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is refusing to give an appointment to Kerala CM.
According to the CMO, they had sought an appointment on June 16 and June 21, both of which were turned down by the PMO. The PMO had previously, refused to meet a delegation from Kerala. While the first one was on November 24, 2016, when the CM sought to discuss the central government declaration of demonetisation, the second time was in March last year, when Pinarayi wanted to meet PM Narendra Modi to speak about the budget allocation to Kerala.
Refusing to give an appointment to CM Pinarayi Vijayan and an all-party delegation that sought to discuss the disparities in ration allocation to the state, the PMO reportedly directed them to meet Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan if needed.
However, sources in CMO told that Pinarayi Vijayan will not meet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
“The appointment was sought to meet the Prime Minister, not Ram Vilas Paswan.