Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all party meeting on Friday morning to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country, Reports said. The floor leaders of both houses of parliament will be present in the virtual meeting on December 4 at 10.30 am. The meeting comes in the backdrop of India’s Covid-19 cases count that crossed the mark of 94 lakhs on Monday. This is the second all party meeting called by the government since the outbreak of pandemic.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnat Singh, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Prahlad Joshi are likely to take part in the meeting, reports said. The meeting comes at a time when the government is contemplating on merging of the winter session of parliament with the budget session in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases.
The meeting is significant as it is being held after PM Modi‘s visit to pharmaceutical companies in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune to review coronavirus vaccine development work there.
PM Narendra Modi had virtual meetings with 3 teams working on developing & manufacturing vaccine for Covid-19, today. These teams were from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad.
PM Modi recently held a virtual conference with Chief Ministers of eight worst affected states by the Covid-19 pandemic. These states were Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal.