Congress Asks Govt For All-Party Parliamentary Meet On Ukraine
Congress asked the government to convene all-party meet on Ukraine and apprise the situation to the parliamentarians.
Gaurav Gogoi, party deputy leader in the Lok Sabha said, “At such a crucial time in history, Prime Minister Modi should convene an all party parliamentary meeting on the Russian-Ukraine war. Such a dialogue will help the Indian government take the best possible step forward’.
The Congress has been critical of the government’s evacuation exercise and said it should deter from making it a public relations exercise, “India has glorious history of 30+ evacuations — “There should be no politics on ongoing evacuations but at same time no drum beating in election rallies should be done till every single Indian stranded is rescued — GOI must pressure Russia to ensure safety of Indians caught in crossfire.”
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said, in a tweet on Monday,”India has never abandoned it’s citizens & always evacuated them from war zones. Gulf War, Kuwait, 1991: 150,000+, Op Sukoon, Lebanon, 2006: 2,300, Op Home Coming, Libya, 2011: 15,000, Op Raahat, Yemen, 2015: 4,650 PM should remember evacuation is his duty not PR exercises for it,”
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting, his second today, to review the ongoing efforts under Operation Ganga to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine.
The Prime Minister said that the entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that all Indian nationals there are safe and secure.
The Prime Minister pointed that the visit of four senior ministers as his Special Envoys to various nations will energize the evacuation efforts. It is reflective of the priority the Government attaches to this matter.