New Delhi: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has given an explanation after the controversy over the foreign trip. The explanation given to the Ministry of External Affairs was that his Dubai trip was private. Whereas that of the personal staff is official, he added. According to the explanation given to the Ministry of External Affairs, the trip is at his own expense.
He is on a private visit to Dubai. Personal assistant Suneesh on an official visit. He was brought along to look at the e-file and to facilitate the meeting of the Cabinet. The chief minister also said in the explanation that he will pay the cost of the trip to Dubai.
The Chief Minister visited Dubai while returning from an official visit to the UK and Norway with his family. The trip was without permission from the Ministry of External Affairs. Permission was granted for the journey on 12th October in the afternoon. The Chief Minister’s visit had already started that morning.