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Obama dinner invite goof-up: Fadnavis orders investigation

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who missed a dinner date with US President Barack Obama, on Wednesday said he will look into reasons behind the invite not reaching him in time, though it was received at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi over a week before the event.

“The invitation was received on January 17. The official concerned sent it to Mumbai by speed post,” Fadnavis told reporters here. “The resident commissioner at Delhi has been asked to send a detailed report. Action will be taken as per rules,” he said.

The invitation to the dinner, which was hosted by Rashtrapati Bhavan for the US President, had been delivered at Delhi’s Maharashtra Sadan on January 17, but was not forwarded to Fadnavis in time.

The Chief Minister and his wife Amruta Fadnavis were among the dignitaries present at the high tea hosted for US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday.
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