New Delhi | After Mamata Banerjee, MK Stalin, N Chandrababu Naidu now Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party chief meeting in Parliament today.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Raghav Chadha will be attending the meeting in place of Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier DMK chief MK Stalin, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also announced that they won’t be attending the meeting called by PM Modi where the topic of ‘One Nation One Election’ is to be discussed.
Banerjee in a letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, Banerjee has said the matter of “one country, one election” required consultations with experts. “A proper response on such a sensitive and serious subject like “one country, one election” in such a short time would not do justice to the subject. The matter requires consultations with constitutional experts, election experts and above all, the party members.
“Instead of doing the matter hurriedly, I would request you to kindly circulate a white paper on the subject to all political parties, inviting their views by providing adequate time. If you only do so, we will be able to give concrete suggestions on this important subject,” she wrote in the letter.
PM Modi has invited the heads of all the political parties that have at least one member either in the Lok Sabha or in the Rajya Sabha for a meeting on June 19 to discuss several issues, including the “one nation, one election” idea, celebration of 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year.