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Updated on: Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 11:19 AM IST

Parliament winter session: PM Narendra Modi holds meeting with senior cabinet members including Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman

PM Narendra Modi | Photo: Twitter Image

PM Narendra Modi | Photo: Twitter Image

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with top Ministers in Parliament on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI.

PM Modi held the meeting with senior cabinet members including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Road Transport, and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

The meeting comes at a time when opposition leaders are protesting demanding revocation of suspension of 12 Opposition MPs of Rajya Sabha.

Opposition parties put up a united front and staged a joint protest in front of the Gandhi statue inside the Parliament complex on Wednesday against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi joined the protest and so did the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had so far been staying away from opposition meets.

Holding placards, the protesting MPs raised slogans against the government and demanded that the suspension of the Rajya Sabha members be revoked.

Leaders of several parties, including the Congress, TMC, SP, DMK, Shiv Sena, TRS, NCP, CPI(M), CPI, RJD, IUML, NC, LJD, RSP and Kerala Congress took part in the protest.

The opposition MPs boycotted Tuesday's proceedings in the Rajya Sabha after staging a walkout. Opposition MPs in the Lok Sabha also staged a walkout, but later joined the proceedings.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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Published on: Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 11:19 AM IST
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