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Arvind Kejriwal to skip PM Modi’s all-party meeting

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 19, 2019 Published on June 19, 2019

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)   -  Shanker Chakravarty

Raghav Chadha to represent AAP

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would not be attending the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, sources said.

Modi has invited heads of all parties who have an MP either in the Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha for a meeting today to discuss several issues, including the “one nation, one election” idea, celebration of the 75 years of Independence in 2022 and 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary this year.

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According to the sources, Kejriwal would not be attending the meeting and the AAP would be represented by party member Raghav Chadha, who was fielded from South Delhi constituency in the recently held Lok Sabha polls.

On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also excused herself from the meeting and asked the government to prepare a white paper on ‘one nation, one election’ instead of doing it “hurriedly”.

Published on June 19, 2019
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