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No quorum, MEA parliamentary panel meet on global terrorism cancelled


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 3

A significant meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs convened on Friday to discuss global terrorism challenges had to be cancelled on Friday for want of quorum.

Only four MPs turned up for the meeting today, out of the panel’s total strength of 28 MPs.

Senior officials from the Ministries of External Affairs and Home Affairs were in attendance to brief the committee members on the agenda, “Countering Global Terrorism at Regional and International Level.”

Among those present were BJP’s PP Chaudhary, chairman of the panel; RSP’s NK Premchandran and Rajya Sabha MP KJ Alphons.

The committee has among members veteran Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Preneet Kaur, SAD’s Harsimrat Badal, TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee and Kalyan Banerjee; SP’s Jaya Bachchan and former CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

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