All party meet: Opposition leaders briefed by govt about situation in Kashmir, Sino-Indian border [Photos]
The purpose of the meeting was to apprise MPs from different parties about the situation along Sino-Indian border and in Kashmir, officials said.
Opposition leaders were briefed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley among top officials, including National Security Advisor Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, on a number of issues ahead of the Parliament session that begins on Monday. PTI
Doval and Jaishankar made a detailed presentation before the opposition leaders, including those from the Congress, the Left, NCP, SP and TMC, saying Indian Army is in a stand-off with the People's Liberation Army of China in the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction. PTI
After the meeting which took place at Rajnath Singh's residence, Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress said that all opposition parties assured the government that when it comes to territorial integrity of the country "we should all stand united". PTI
Derek O'Brien of Trinamool Congress said that Opposition parties asked serious questions to the government during the meeting. "Why was govt unprepared & if this was their failure? We didn't get answers we were looking for," he said. PTI
Opposition leaders were also briefed about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the government action in the wake of the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims by terrorists last Monday, officials said. PTI
Other leaders who attended the meeting include Sharad Yadav of Janata Dal (in picture), Mallikarjun Kharge of Congress, Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP, Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar of NCP, and Sharad Yadav and KC Tyagi of JD(U). PTI