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Opposition Face-off on Table at PM's Dinner for Ministers

This is the second such meeting he has had with his Council of Ministers after assuming charge as Prime Minister in May last year.

Published: 18th December 2015 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2015 03:43 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, hosted a dinner for his entire Council of Ministers at his residence 7 Race Course Road.

He is believed to have utilised the occasion to get an overview of the work progress of various ministries and departments, particularly social sectors and modernisation efforts.

This is the second such meeting he has had with his Council of Ministers after assuming charge as Prime Minister in May last year. The first was held just a week after his swearing-in ceremony. Sources indicated the Prime Minister had discussed with them the ongoing face-off with Opposition in Parliament.

According to them, it had been decided that all the ministers will fan out across the country from January second week to “expose” the Opposition’s stalling tactics in Parliament due to which several key reforms bills such as the Goods and Services Tax are stuck and highlight the government’s achievements seeking to project it as “pro-poor”. They have been asked to spend at least 30 hours in areas assigned to them.



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