Sources claimed AAP and RJD being kept out because parties with at least five members in parliament have been invited. Arvind Kejriwal’s party has four MPs
NEW DELHI| Prime Minister Narendra Modi call for the all-party meet after the India-China clash at Ladakh. Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee are amongst the expected leaders to participate in the meeting. But many of the parties are not invited most prominent exclusions are the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lalu Yadav’s RJD.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dialled all party presidents last evening to invite them to the meeting. RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav questioned in a Tweet why his party was not invited.
Dear @DefenceMinIndia @PMOIndia, Just wish to know the criteria for inviting political parties for tomorrow's #AllPartyMeet on #GalwanValley. I mean the grounds of inclusion/exclusion. Because our party @RJDforIndia hasn't received any message so far.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 18, 2020
Sources claimed AAP and RJD being kept out because parties with at least five members in parliament have been invited. Arvind Kejriwal’s party has four MPs.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh also expressed his anger through his twitter account stating in Hindi, “There is a strange ego-driven government at the centre. AAP has a government in Delhi and is the main opposition in Punjab. But on a vital subject, AAP’s views are not needed? The country is waiting for what the Prime Minister will say at the meeting.”
केन्द्र में एक अजीब अहंकार ग्रस्त सरकार चल रही है आम आदमी पार्टी की दिल्ली में सरकार है पंजाब में मुख्य विपक्षी पार्टी है 4 सांसद हैं देश भर में संगठन लेकिन किसी महत्वपूर्ण विषय पर भाजपा को AAP की राय नही चाहिये कल की बैठक में प्रधानमंत्री जी क्या बोलेंगे पूरे देश को इंतज़ार है?
— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) June 18, 2020
On Monday after the faceoff with China in the Galwan Valley area in eastern Ladakh the Congress and other opposition parties have been questioning the government in which 20 soldiers were killed. There were heavy casualties also on the Chinese side in the biggest military escalation between the neighbours in over five decades. Beijing has released no official figures, but army sources say at least 45 Chinese soldiers were killed or injured.
Some 76 soldiers were injured as the Chinese assaulted them with hand-made weapons like spiked clubs, rods wrapped in barbed wire and rocks.
Others expected to attend the meeting are Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, Jagan Mohan Reddy of YSR Congress, Nitish Kumar of JD-U, DMK’s MK Stalin, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and CPM’s Sitaram Yechury.
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