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45 Leaders from 30 Parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Attend All Party Meet

Government Reaches out to Opposition Parties in Parliament for Cooperation 
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Meets Leaders of Various Parties 
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu says Government Ready for Discussion on Any Issue 
45 Leaders from 30 Parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Attend All Party Meet 
New Delhi,The Government today sought cooperation from about thirty political parties represented in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha in effective functioning of the Parliament. At a meeting with the Leaders of these parties here today, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that “the government is ready and willing for discussion on any issue in the larger public interest within the functional norms of both the Houses of Parliament.” He said issues concerning the common man need to be adequately discussed in both the Houses. 

Emphasizing the need “for presenting a proper account of Parliament to the people” Shri Naidu assured the leaders that the government would do the needful in this regard and is willing to consider any suggestion from the leaders. He appealed to leaders of all parties for cooperation. 

Convened ahead of the commencement of the Budget Session of Parliament by Shri Naidu today, the meeting was also attended by Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely and Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Shri Prakash Javadekar. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the leaders of various parties over breakfast. 

Leaders who attended the all Party meeting included former Prime Minister Deve Gowda of JD(S)Ghulam Nabi Azad and  Mallikarjuna Kharge of the Congress, Tambi Durai of AIADMK, Dr Rantna De and Derek O’Brien of TMC, Bhartruhari Mahtabof BJD, Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar of NCP,  Anant Geete and  Sanjay Rout of Shiv Sena, Ramgopal Yadav(SP), Sharad Yadav of JD(U),  Satish Chandra Mishra of BSP, Sitaram Yechury of CPM,  T Devender Goud and  T. Narasimham of TDP,K. Keshava Rao and A.P. Jitender Reddy of TRS, M. Rajamohan Reddy (YSRCP), S.S. Dhindsa (SAD),  Dharamvir Gandhi (AAP), Ms. Kanimozhi (DMK),P.A. Sangma (NPP), Nephieu Rio(NPF), Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss (PMK), Hishley Lachungpa (SDF), Sirajuddin Ajmal (AIUDF) etc.