Upset with Modi Govt, AAP Govt wants 'heritage city' tag for Delhi

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New Delhi, Jun 4: Days after the Central Government withdrew Delhi's nomination for a Unesco World Heritage City tag, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in the national capital is reportedly irked with the decision.

The AAP government in Delhi has decided to pursue the matter with the external affairs ministry (MEA) to ensure city-state gets the status.

AAP wants heritage city tag for Delhi

The Centre's decision to stop Delhi's nomination came just weeks before the 39th world heritage committee session was to convene in Germany. As per a TOI report, Culture minister Mahesh Sharma had said the decision was taken by MEA after the Urban Development ministry expressed concerns that the heritage tag could impact development in Delhi.

As per an ET report, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage ( INTACH), which prepared the nomination dossier, sought a meeting with Delhi government to pursue the matter with MEA so Delhi could be eligible for nomination next year.

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Following this, a high-level meeting was attended by CM Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia, tourism minister Jitender Kochar, chief secretary KK Sharma and senior officials from ministry of culture and ASI, the stakeholders in the project.

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