New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened a meeting of the leaders of all political parties on Wednesday. In addition to ‘one nation, one election’, there will be discussions on celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and completion of 75 years of country’s independence in 2022. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the meeting. They refused only on Tuesday.
Apart from Trinamool chief Mamta, TRS leader and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will not be present in this meeting. However, his son and TRS working president K. Rama Rao will attend the meeting. Modi has invited all the MPs of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to have dinner on 20 June.
Mamata says – Government should prepare white paper first
Mamata wrote to Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi and asked the central government not to hasten the issue of ‘one country, one election’ and to prepare white paper so that all the prominent leaders could express their views on the white paper. All should be given sufficient time for this. Mamta also said that if you (Modi) do this, then we will all be able to give your suggestions on this subject.
MK Stalin, N Chandrababu Naidu will skip the meeting
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief MK Stalin will not attend the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today.
Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu will also not attend the meeting. Jayadev Galla is likely to represent the party at the meeting.