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RJD, AAP questions Centre on lack of invite for all-party meet with Modi on India-China face off

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the criteria on the basis of which the parties were invited for the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening. The meeting has been called to discuss the India-China clash at Ladakh. RJD and AAP were not invited for the meet.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had personally called all party presidents last evening to invite them to the meeting. Media reports quoted government sources as saying that only parties with at least five members in parliament have been invited. AAP has four MPs. AAP leader Sanjay Singh tweeted on the exclusion stating that there is a strange ego-driven government at the centre. “AAP has a government in Delhi and is the main opposition in Punjab. But on a vital subject, AAP’s views are not needed? The country is waiting for what the Prime Minister will say at the meeting,” Singh said.

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Incidentally the RJD has five MPs but was still left out. Party leader Manoj Kumar Jha tweeted that an all-party meet should mean that all of us should be allowed to put forward our views.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Cong chief Sonia Gandhi, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, Jagan Mohan Reddy of YSR Congress, Nitish Kumar of JD-U, DMK’s MK Stalin, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and CPM’s Sitaram Yechury are likely to remain present.

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