PM Modi chairs all-party meet for 'smooth' 2016 Budget session
In order to reach out to Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting with leaders of major political parties.
New Delhi: In order to reach out to Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting with senior leaders of major political parties.
The meeting comes amid raging issues like Jawaharlal Nehru University row, President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh and January 2 terror attack on Pathankot airbase.
A report by NDTV said, JNU controversy and sedition charge over student union president Kanhaiya Kumar was raised by Opposition leaders with PM Modi during the all-party meet.
The last two sessions of Parliamant were virtual washouts as opposing parties disrupted both Houses and demanded action by Modi-led central government on several issues including Lalit Modi and Vyapam controversies.
It is said that by holding a meeting with Opposition leaders, PM Modi is aiming to seek a smooth functioning of the Budget session. This is the first such meeting between PM Modi and Opposition leaders since the BJP-led NDA stormed to power in May 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and several other opposing senior leaders have accused PM Modi of not taking Opposition into confidence.