The central government on Saturday rejected Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s claim that he was not attending the G20 dinner organized on Saturday due to air restrictions in and around Delhi. The government clarified that the movement of Governors and Chief Ministers is not restricted. Apart from this, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also rejected his claim of not giving permission to the helicopter.

In a news report, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh has expressed his inability to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit dinner in Delhi on 9 September 2023 due to air restrictions in and around Delhi, the Home Ministry tweeted. The Home Ministry has clarified to the state that a high-tech security air cover has been deployed for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Delhi on 8-11 September 2023. Governors and state chief ministers are allowed to travel on their state aircraft.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had said on Friday that he would not attend the President’s G20 dinner. The reason behind this was the restrictions imposed on flights to and from Delhi due to G-20. Baghel had said, “Brother, now it has become a no flying zone.” Delhi airport had issued a notice saying that during the two-day G20 summit, only scheduled airline flights and special G20 summit flights will be allowed to land and take off at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Will go.

There itself, Ashok Gehlot The government has also given clarification on a similar claim made by. “In a news report, the Rajasthan Chief Minister has claimed to have been denied clearance by the Home Ministry for his helicopter flight,” the Home Ministry tweeted. Four requests were received from CM Rajasthan for flight permission, including from Sikar, and all were approved by the MHA. None of the requests of CM Rajasthan has been rejected. All scheduled flights of commercial aircraft and movement of Governors and State Chief Ministers on their state aircraft are permitted. Privately chartered flights require specific Home Ministry approval.

What did Gehlot say on the Home Ministry’s tweet?

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has said on the statement issued by the Home Ministry that yesterday I had a plan to go from Udaipur to Jaipur by plane and from Jaipur to Sikar and from Sikar to Niwai by helicopter. For this the helicopter had to reach Jaipur from Udaipur in advance. But it was said that under the G-20 protocol, helicopter or plane can travel only when the CM himself is on board. Further Gehlot said, “Permission for helicopter flight was sought through email at 10.48 in the morning, but no permission was received till 2.50.” To give information to the public waiting there, he tweeted at 2.52 and explained the reason for not being able to come. After this, permission came at 3.58 pm, but by then I had left by plane from Udaipur to Jaipur and after reaching Jaipur, I went to Niwai by road. I did not want to create any controversy in the name of G-20, hence I did not condemn it and only gave information to the public. Gehlot further said that it is sad that the Home Ministry has spread confusion among the public by giving wrong information. Have tried unsuccessfully.

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