Government Calls All Party Meet, TMC To Skip Monsoon Session


New Delhi: Ahead of the Parliament session, the government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday at 11am. The meeting will take place at the Parliament library building.

Before the monsoon session, both the BJP and Congress will hold their separate meetings to interact with their respective candidates. While the BJP parliamentary party executive committee will meet at 3pm at the Parliament library building, senior leaders of the Congress will be holding their own meeting at party leader Sonia Gandhi’s residence.

However, the TMC has said that they won’t attend the all-party meet but will attend Lok Sabha Speaker’s meet.

PM Modi is likely to address all NDA MPs. NDA’s Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind may also attend the meeting.

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Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called an all party meeting at 7pm at the Parliament library building.

Earlier on Friday, the government had called a meeting with opposition leaders to brief them on the Indo-China stand off and Jammu and Kashmir issue, especially in the aftermath of attack on Amarnath yatris.

As many as 19 MPs from different political parties had attended the meeting chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. While the Home Secretary gave a presentation on the Amarnath Yatra attack, the Foreign Secretary gave the entire background on ‘Doklam’ crisis and the border ‘face-off’ between India and China. It is said that the purpose of this exercise was to engage the Opposition on two sensitive matters ahead of the Monsoon session