New Delhi: The government has scrapped the practice of sending teams of MPs from different parties to New York for participating in the UN General Assembly proceedings, official sources said on Friday.
The sources said there will be no Indian Parliamentary delegation taking part in the UNGA proceedings this year, reprots PTI. As per tradition followed by successive governments, a select number of MPs of various parties are selected to be part of India’s non-official delegation to the United Nations after the Prime Minister wraps up his interactions and meetings at the UNGA. They participate in different UN sessions on a wide range of subjects. Prime Minister Modi addressed the UNGA on September 27 in his maiden address to the world body. The general debate at the UNGA is followed by the sessions of six main committees and other plenary bodies where the MPs would have participated.