PM Modi Interacts With Floor Leaders Of Political Parties On Coronavirus
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his video interaction with floor leaders in the Parliament on the coronavirus situation, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

PM Modi Interacts With Floor Leaders Of Political Parties On Coronavirus


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with floor leaders of various political parties in Parliament to discuss the coronavirus situation in India.

The interaction was held via video conferencing. Among those who participated were Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, and Nationalist Congress Party's President Sharad Pawar. Modi interacted with leaders of those parties whose combined strength of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to five.

This was the prime minister's first interaction with floor leaders since the imposition of the nationwide lockdown on March 25. He had previously held interactions with chief ministers of all states, including those governed by parties that not a part of the National Democratic Alliance.

The prime minister has been interacting with various stakeholders, including doctors, journalists and heads of Indian missions to get a feedback on ways to check the spread of coronavirus.

He recently spoke with various leaders, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Trinamool Congress’ Mamata Banerjee, and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s MK Stalin on his government's efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic.

He had also talked with former presidents Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee, and former prime ministers HD Deve Gowda and Manmohan Singh.

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