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SP, BSP give a miss to virtual meeting of opposition leaders called by Cong

Mayawati on Saturday said the Congress ruled the country for most of the years after independence but failed to provide jobs to people near their home, which forced them to migrate


The SP has complained that the media does not cover the work its leadership is doing to help the poor and migrant workers, and focusing only on the Congress

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From virtual to real

The Opposition demand for virtual meetings of parliamentary committees might not materialise, after all, because of security concerns. Sittings of both houses of Parliament and its committees had been suspended because of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. It appears Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu are wary of risking sensitive information being leaked after reports of video-conference platforms being compromised started circulating. With the gradual reopening of air and rail services and inter-state travel being allowed, they feel there should be no problem in the movement of committee members. From the looks of

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First Published: May 24 2020 | 9:05 PM IST

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