Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today communicate with leaders of various parties’ houses through Modi video link. The COVID-19 crisis and the nationwide lockdown are likely to be discussed during the meeting. The Trinamool Congress, the ruling party of West Bengal, abandoning initial reluctance, has now decided to join the dialogue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conference on Wednesday. The party has taken this decision after the government contacted it.
Senior party leader Sudeep Bandopadhyay will represent the Trinamool Congress in this dialogue with Prime Minister Modi. Bandopadhyay is the leader of Trinamool in the Lok Sabha and will communicate with the Prime Minister from Kolkata. According to the news agency language, Trinamool sources said that the party continued to demand discussion on the topic of outbreak of corona virus in Parliament for several days but it was never done, so the party initially decided not to join the dialogue.
A senior party leader said, “The government contacted us and it was genuine. This was considered keeping in mind the severity of the situation arising due to the outbreak of Corona virus and we decided that a representative of the party must attend this dialogue”.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the Prime Minister will hold talks with leaders of various parties who have 5 or more members in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at 11 am on April 8.