Punjab minister denied political clearance for visit to Europe

Updated: Sep 23 2022 8:10PM

Chandigarh, Sep 23 (PTI) Punjab minister Aman Arora on Friday said the Centre has denied him political clearance for a Europe visit where he was to go on a knowledge-sharing study tour and said this shows the BJP-led government's "narrow mindset".

Arora was to proceed on a week-long visit from Saturday.The development comes amid a political slugfest with the BJP, who has been accused of the bid to topple the AAP government in Punjab.

"The BJP-led Centre blames Punjab on stubble burning but they denied clearance when I was to go on a knowledge-sharing tour. To keep Punjab out from participation is a perfect example of the BJP-led government's narrow mindset," Arora told PTI over the phone.