With no permission to land, KCR, Jagan cancel Delhi visit
Telangana Chief Minister KCR and DMK chief Stalin at YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s swearing-in ceremony in Vijayawada on Thursday
Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Ministers cancelled their visit to Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in on Thursday after their flights did not get the permission to fly to the national capital.
Both leaders had earlier accepted the invitations to the ceremony and were expected to leave for Delhi this afternoon.
Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who took oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister here on Thursday, along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who attended the swearing-in, was scheduled to leave for Delhi by a special aircraft.
However, the Chief Ministers did not get the permission from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to fly due to restrictions on landing of unscheduled flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport between 3.20 pm and 11 pm, officials said.
With no clearance, Jaganmohan Reddy and Rao dropped their plans to visit Delhi and conveyed their wishes to the Prime Minister-designate Modi.
Jagan Reddy instead hosted lunch for the Telangana Chief Minister and DMK leader M K Stalin at his house in Amaravati.
Later in the evening, KCR returned to Hyderabad.