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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet around 40 BJP MPs from poll-bound Uttar Pradesh over breakfast today at his official residence. This will be the prime minister’s fourth such meeting with party MPs from different states during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, according to PTI.
It is being said that MoS Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ is likely to be present during the meeting and his presence his significant beacuse opposition has been demanding his resignation in the Lakhimpur Kheri case for the past few days in Parliament.
So far, Modi has met MPs from all north-eastern states, southern states and Madhya Pradesh, the sources said.
On Friday, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to meet around 40 MPs from Uttar Pradesh and he will meet the remaining MPs from the state in another meeting, they said.
These meetings have been informal and not agenda specific, MPs have said.
During all the meetings, the prime minister suggested to party MPs to engage more with people, beyond political activities, and shun VIP culture, he said.
The seven-year-old boy, who is the first person of West Bengal to have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, and his family members were discharged from a hospital in Malda district on Thursday after they tested negative for the virus , a health department official said.
The boy recently returned to West Bengal from Abu Dhabi via Hyderabad. He had left for a relative’s place at Kaliachak in Malda district from Kolkata airport. He was admitted to the Malda Medical College and Hospital along with his sister and parents.
The seven-year-old child and all those who came in touch with him were found negative today. As per norm, the child and his sister, parents and grandmother have been discharged from the hospital. They will be kept in home quarantine for another week, he said.
Earlier in the day, a middle-aged man, who was found infected with COVID-19 in West Bengal after returning from Bangladesh, tested negative for the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
The patient contracted the Delta strain of coronavirus, the official said.
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