New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened an all-party meeting on Friday amid the ongoing tension between India and China. The virtual meeting will be held at 5 pm today through video conferencing. The meeting will include the presidents of different parties, but according to sources, the Aam Aadmi Party and RJD have not yet been invited to the all-party meeting.
According to sources, the criteria made to invite parties to the all-party meeting are as follows:
- Only national parties were invited to the meeting.
- Only parties whose MPs are more than 5 in the Lok Sabha were invited.
- Only important parties of North Eastern states were invited.
- In addition, only those parties whose members are Union Cabinet Ministers were invited.
The border dispute between India and China will be discussed in the meeting. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the presidents of all the invited parties on Thursday evening. According to sources, the meeting will be attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, JMM President Hemant Soren, TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee, TDP President Chandrababu Naidu. The Aam Aadmi Party and RJD have not been invited to the all-party meeting.
These leaders will be included in the meeting:
The meeting was attended by Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K.K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Biju Janata Dal president and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, YSR Congress president and Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, JDU president, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and DMK President MK Stalin will attend the all-party meeting.