PM Modi’s Office Turns Down Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s Fourth Request for a Meeting

Thiruvananthapuram: For the fourth time in a row, the Prime Minister’s Office has denied an appointment to Kerala Chief Minister and Left leader Pinarayi Vijayan.
Sources in Vijayan’s office have said that the PMO has refused to give appointment to CM Vijayan and an all-party delegation.The all-party delegation was planning to meet PM Modi to discuss disparities in ration allocation meant for Kerala.Chief Minister Vijayan is currently visiting Delhi to attend a CPI(M) central committee meeting.The PMO has reportedly responded to the request, saying the chief minister can meet Food and Public Distribution Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, if needed.Last week also, Vijayan had sought an appointment with the Prime Minister to discuss the same issue, but was turned down.
Vijayan was among the four non-NDA chief ministers who met with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s wife during his dharna against L-G Anil Baijal a few days ago and had also written a letter to PM Modi seeking his intervention to end the standoff in Delhi.