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Trinamool Congress unlikely to attend PM Narendra Modi's interaction with floor leaders of parties

Kolkata, April 4, 2020: The Trinamool Congress will not attend the interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to be held on April 8, party sources said on Saturday.

Modi will interact with floor leaders of various political parties via a video link.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said Modi will interact with floor leaders of all those parties who have more than five MPs in both houses of Parliament on April 8 at 11 AM.

The COVID-19 crisis including the countrywide lockdown are likely to be discussed during the meeting.

This will be the prime minister's first interaction with opposition leaders after the lockdown. He did have an interaction with chief ministers of all states including those ruled by non-NDA parties.

TMC sources said that the party had been demanding a discussion in Parliament on the spread of coronavirus for days but it was never done.

"TMC will not attend the meeting. We have been seeking a discussion in Parliament and an all-party meeting over COVID-19 since early March but it was never called. Now why (call a meeting)? (For) Photo op?? asked a senior leader of the Mamata Banerjee-led party.