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Govt offers PM briefing on Covid to floor leaders; come to House: Opposition


ON THE eve of the Monsoon Session, while the government said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would brief floor leaders on Tuesday on the Covid-19 situation and its vaccination programme, the Opposition rejected the offer, saying he should address the issue on the floor of the House.

The government’s offer, which comes amid severe criticism over its handling of the second wave of the pandemic, was announced by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi at an all-party meeting convened by the Centre on Sunday.

Alleging a “highly irregular” move to “bypass” norms, the Opposition questioned the need to hold a briefing outside the House at a time when Parliament would be in session.

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