PM Modi calls meetings of presidents of all parties to discuss ‘one nation, one election’

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of presidents of all parties represented in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha on June 19 to discuss the issue of ‘one nation, one election’, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said Sunday.

Modi on Sunday told floor leaders of parties in Parliament to keep political differences aside and not to disrupt the functioning of the two Houses.

Addressing the floor leaders ahead of Parliament’s Budget session starting on Monday, Modi urged all political parties to work cohesively with the government in running the House smoothly.

The Prime Minister welcomed the newly elected MPs and expressed hope that fresh zeal and energy would be infused in the functioning of Parliament.

Modi urged all leaders to introspect whether MPs were able to fulfil people’s aspirations as their representatives.

“We are for the people, we cannot win hearts by disrupting the functioning of Parliament. All parties must keep political differences aside and commit themselves to tirelessly work in the direction of nation’s progress.”

The Prime Minister said the government was always receptive to the issues raised by political parties and was ready to discuss all matters of national importance on the floor of both the Houses.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi has written a letter to Presidents of all political parties represented in Parliament to attend a meeting on 19th June, where PM Narendra Modi will also be present.

He said that there was a consensus across party lines to ensure a smooth functioning of Parliament without disruptions and deadlocks.

Joshi said, ” We have received suggestions from opposition parties as well as our allies. Prime Minister made concluding remarks that there are several new faces in the parliament, & new thoughts should come with them .”

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