PM Modi calls all-party meeting on 'One Country One Election' but several party leaders were absent

Jun 19 2019 09:55 PM
PM Modi calls all-party meeting on 'One Country One Election' but several party leaders were absent

New Delhi: An all-party meeting on 'One Country One Election' has begun. Several leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached the meeting. Several top opposition leaders have shunned the meeting. No leader from several opposition parties including Congress, Trinamool Congress has reportedly reached the meeting.

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It will not be attending the meeting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BSP chief Mayawati, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have already refused to attend the all-party meeting. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the meeting of the heads of political parties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He wrote a letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi on Tuesday advising the government to prepare a white paper on it instead of deciding "one nation, one election".

 

Mayawati tweeted

At the same time, BSP supremo Mayawati did not participate in the discussion in Delhi on the 'One Nation One Election' issue. He tweeted this information. She said if the election had been discussed with Ballet instead of EVMs, she would have gone. He tweeted that the official insistence of elections through EVMs instead of ballot paper poses a real threat to the country's democracy and the Constitution. He said, public confidence in EVMs is declining. If a meeting had been convened to discuss the use of EVMs, I would have gone.

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