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COVID-19: PM Modi to interact with floor leaders of political parties on April 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation through a video on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation through a video on Friday, April 3, 2020.  

COVID-19 and countrywide lockdown are likely to be discussed during the mee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a meeting of floor leaders of political parties in both Houses of Parliament on April 8 to brief them about COVID-19 outbreak and related issues. The meeting will be held through video- conferencing.

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The Budget session of Parliament was adjourned on March 23 after an increase in number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country.

The Trinamool Congress has said it may give the meeting a skip.

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A Trinamool leader said the party had been seeking a discussion in Parliament and an all-party meeting on COVID-19 since early March but to no avail. “Now that the situation has blown up, why are they calling this meeting. It’s merely a photo-op,” a senior party leader said.

The Congress has not taken a call on the issue.

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