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PM Modi chairs BJP Parliamentary meeting, says help eligible people get COVID-19 vaccines

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, EAM Dr S Jaishankar, Prahlad Patel were among the top BJP leaders who attended BJP parliamentary party meeting.

PM Modi chairs BJP Parliamentary meeting, says help eligible people get COVID-19 vaccines-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Mar 10, 2021, 12:26 PM IST
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New Delhi: Almost a year after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic which saw several lockdowns, a crucial meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary party was held on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting which was held in the Parliament’s complex. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, EAM Dr S Jaishankar, Prahlad Patel were among the top BJP leaders who attended BJP parliamentary party meeting.

He told BJP leaders to not skip the budget session of Parliament at all.

Modi also spoke about the importance of celebrations marking the 75 years of India’s independence. The central government has formed a committee of 259 members, including former President Pratibha Patil, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Devegowda, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, to commemorate the 75 years. The committee, headed by PM Modi, on Monday discussed modalities related to preparatory activities for the celebrations to mark the occasion.

Addressing the parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi directed all the MPs and party workers to help eligible people get Covid-19 vaccines and help them in reaching the vaccination centres, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

Meanwhile, Both Houses of Parliament have been adjourned, as Opposition parties continued sloganeering in protest against the increase in fuel prices and demanded discussions on the ongoing farmers’ protests.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the house for an hour after Opposition members began sloganeering to demand a discussion on the ongoing farmer protest. Naidu disallowed a motion moved by Opposition parties under Rule 267 to suspend business of the day to discuss the farmers’ agitation.

The Lok Sabha was later adjourned till 12:30 PM due to the disruption by opposition over rising fuel prices.

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