Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee and BSP chief Mayawati skipped the all-party meeting convened by PM Modi to discuss his ‘one-nation, one-poll’ idea
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee and BSP chief Mayawati are among the host of opposition leaders, who skipped the all-party meeting on Wednesday on the issue of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, DMK chied MK Stalin too did not attend the meeting that was called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said.
NCP president Sharad Pawar and TDP president Chandrababu Naidu too skipped the meeting of party chiefs, while the Left parties attended, sources said.
Mayawati tweeted on Tuesday morning that said she would have attended the all-party meeting if it was on electronic voting machines (EVMs).
According to sources, Aam Aadmi Party was represented by party member Raghav Chadha.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi was represented at the meeting by its working president KT Rama Rao, the son K Chandrashekar Rao.
"We will attend and oppose the 'one nation, one election' issue," a senior Left leader had said earlier.
On Tuesday, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had declined the invitation to attend the meeting and asked the Centre to instead prepare a white paper on the "one nation, one election" issue for consultations.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi had evaded questions on the issue when posed to him after the meeting in Parliament.
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Last Updated Jun 19, 2019, 4:59 PM IST