Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will not attend the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, sources said.
AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha would be representing the party and will attend the meeting in place of Arvind Kejriwal, sources added.
Earlier DMK chief MK Stalin, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also announced that they would not be attending the meeting called by PM Modi.
On Tuesday, Banerjee wrote to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and informed him about her inability to join the meeting. She stated that a single meeting is not enough to respond on the “One Nation One Election” issue. She asked the government to prepare a white paper on the issue instead of doing it hurriedly.
Prime Minister Modi has invited the heads of all the political parties that have at least one member either in the Lok Sabha or in the Rajya Sabha for a meeting on June 19 that he will chair to discuss several issues, including the ‘one nation, one election’ idea.