India-China standoff, India Soldier, LAC, Galwan Valley Ladakh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an all-party meet this evening to discuss the recent India-China clash along the Line of Actual Control. Prominent leaders like Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee, some of which who don’t see eye to eye with the PM, have also been invited. However, two noteworthy exclusions from the meeting are the Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP and Lalu Yadav’s RJD.
This has led to some opposition parties lashing out at the PM Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janta Party. Reportedly, these parties were not sent an invite due to their negligible parliamentary presence.
A political row has erupted where RJD leader and party chief Lalu Prasad’s son, Tejashwi Yadav has now hit out on twitter asking on what grounds was his party excluded from the all-party meet on Galwan valley scheduled for today.
Dear @DefenceMinIndia @PMOIndia, Just wish to know the criteria for inviting political parties for tomorrow's #AllPartyMeet on #GalwanValley. I mean the grounds of inclusion/exclusion. Because our party @RJDforIndia hasn't received any message so far.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 18, 2020
While, sources say that only those parties were invited that have at least five members in the parliament, which partially suffices AAP’s dis-invite, considering the party has four MPs at present. But RJD has five MPs and should have made it to the list.
RJD party leader Manoj Kumar Jha also critiqued the centre by stating that all-party meet means that all the parties should be allowed to voice out their opinions and suggestions.