Media asked to leave Defence Minister’s event

New Delhi, May 4: After an email invitation to cover Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s event on Cantonment Boards here on Friday afternoon, journalists were asked to leave the venue because the programme was not open to the media. The event was held at Raksha Sampada Bhawan on Ulaanbaatar Road in Delhi Cantt area, close to the airport. Sitharaman was to address MPs from cantonments and Vice Presidents of 62 Cantonment Boards in the country. The invitation was sent to media houses in Delhi and Noida on Thursday evening, asking regular Defence Ministry correspondents to cover the event. However, all the scribes who made it to the event on a hot Friday afternoon were politely asked by the Public Relations Department of the Ministry to leave the auditorium of the National Institute of Defence Estates Management (NIDEM) in  the Cantt area. (IANS)