Kejriwal to Boycott Niti Aayog Meeting; Writes to PM

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to boycott the upcoming Niti Aayog meeting. He has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding it.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have also announced that they will not be attending the May 27 meeting.

In his letter, Kejriwal said, what is the point of attending the Niti Aayog meeting when “cooperative federalism is a joke”.

“People are asking, if the PM doesn’t abide by the Supreme Court, then where will people go for justice? What’s the point of attending Nit Aayog meeting when cooperative federalism is a joke,” the Aam Aadmi Party chief wrote in the letter to PM Modi.

The Niti Aayog meeting is to be held on May 27. During the meeting, there will be discussions on health, skill development, women empowerment and infrastructure development, with an aim to make India a developed nation by 2047.

The council, the apex body of Niti Aayog, includes all chief ministers, lieutenant governors of Union Territories, and several Union ministers.

 

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