Congress skips PM all-party meet on ‘one nation, one election’

Congress skips PM all-party meet on ‘one nation, one election’

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New Delhi, Jun 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting of heads of all political parties to discuss various issues , including that of 'one nation one election' , ahead of the Budget session, which commences on Thursday with a joint address by the President to both Houses of Parliament.

Among the topics that are likely to come up for discussion at the meeting are ways to improve the productivity of Parliament .The Government said the Prime Minister is holding the meeting with Presidents of all Political Parties represented in Parliament Library Building to solicit views/opinions on ways to improve the productivity of both the Houses of Parliament; One nation, one election; building of a new India in the 75th year of independence; programme and commitments to celebrate the Father of the Nation's 150th birth anniversary and development of the aspirational districts.

Congress on Wednesday decided not to attend the all-party meeting. Party leader Gaurav Gogoi said the party was not attending the meeting.Besides Congress, other Opposition parties like the AITC, DMK, TRS, TDP, AAP and BSP will also not be attending the meeting.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK president MK Stalin, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will not be attending the meeting. (UNI)