PM Modi's meeting on Corona at 6 pm, Congress and Akali Dal refuse to attend, TMC will be present
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said- We had asked to do it in 2 slots. We are not getting into this because everyone should know about the status of Covid-19
Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal have refused to attend the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Corona at 6 pm today. Talking to the media, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said- "We were told that instead of floor leaders, all MPs have been called to the meeting. Everyone should be allowed to speak." Kharge further said- "We had asked to do it in 2 slots. We are not participating because everyone should know about the status of Covid-19."
Congress-Akali refuse to attend Covid-19 briefing
Here, the Akali Dal has also refused to attend the meeting on Corona. Raising the issue of farmers, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal said – Today Akali Dal will boycott the briefing on Covid-19 on behalf of PM Modi. Akali Dal will participate in the meeting only when PM Modi calls a meeting on the issue of farmers.
Significantly, an all-party meeting has also been called regarding the situation of Corona in the country. The meeting has been called at 6 pm in the Annexe building of Parliament House. The importance of this meeting can be understood from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will also be present in it. The heads of all the parties have been called in both the houses in the meeting. According to sources, in the meeting, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will give a detailed presentation regarding the corona vaccination done so far in the country and the government's policy on this issue. The present situation of Corona is also likely to be explained in detail in the presentation.
TMC will attend the meeting
Here, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien said that the Union Health Secretary will address the leaders of political parties in the House on Covid-19 on Tuesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Brien termed it a victory for the "constructive opposition" which has insisted that the prime minister should make a statement in Parliament in this regard.
Opposition parties had objected to the government's proposal to give a joint address by Modi to leaders of all parties on Covid-19 in a building in the Parliament complex in an all-party meeting on Sunday and said that at the time the Parliament is in session, At the time it is "extremely irregular". It was also claimed in the meeting that it is a violation of the rules.
The Trinamool leader tweeted, "Parliament, let the constructive opposition go on. At the all-party meeting, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs announced that the Prime Minister will make a presentation on Covid-19 in a conference room. We were adamant that any statement of the Prime Minister should be inside the Parliament. Now it was informed that the Health Secretary will address the meeting in the presence of the Hon'ble Prime Minister." He said that the opposition parties want the Prime Minister to make a statement in Parliament on the pandemic and other issues.