Invites to 18 opposition parties was sent by the Congress earlier this week for the meet which will be held via video-conference at 3 PM.
New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, BSP supremo Mayawati, and Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav will skip today’s opposition meet which will be chaired by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. All three parties have their political issues with Congress.
Those in the ruling NDA claim there is a slight softness in their approach towards the BJP.
Invites to 18 opposition parties was sent by the Congress earlier this week for the meet which will be held via video-conference at 3 PM. The agenda involved a whole range of matters including the central government’s economic package, its management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation arising due to the national lockdown.
A discussion will also take place on the pan-Indian crisis of migrant labourers due to the lockdown and the changes to the labour laws in some states.
According to NDTV, those expected to join the meeting are West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren, DMK chief MK Stalin, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, the Left parties and other UPA partners.
(Inputs from NDTV)