PM to meet MPs who have held ministerial post

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet later this week all those BJP MPs who have held ministerial post either at the Centre or in the state, sources said on Monday. He will also hold separate meetings — one with all the women BJP MPs and another with those MPs who are under 45 years of age, they said. These meetings are a part of a series of meetings planned by the party to introduce BJP MPs with the prime minister, a source said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!In total, seven such meetings of the BJP MPs have been planned with the prime minister. Modi has already met party parliamentarians belonging to the OBC, SC and ST categories. These meetings have been planned so that the BJP MPs from both the houses get an opportunity to directly interact with the prime minister, who can guide them and discuss various issues, especially related to Parliament, a BJP leader said. An MP, who attended one of these meetings, said Modi directly interacted with them and it was more of an informal meeting. The Union ministers are not part of these meetings, barring Home Minister Amit Shah, who is also BJP president and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. The meetings are usually held at the prime minister’s official residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. This will be the first series of meeting of Modi with newly-elected MPs of 17th Lok Sabha.last_img read more

Truth Behind 40 Moroccans Deported from Turkey for Alleged ISIS Links

Rabat – Moroccan authorities have denied news reports saying that over 40 Moroccan nationals were deported from Turkey for attempting to join the Islamic State (IS).On Thursday, Turkey’s daily Hurriyet reported that Turkish authorities denied entry to 40 Moroccan nationals trying to come into Istanbul with the apparent intention to join the Islamic State. The news story was picked up by several news outlets worldwide, without any fact-checking.Hurriyet claimed that Turkish police sent the Moroccan nationals back home, after finding evidences that they were being guided by a Syrian national into Syria to join IS. However, the Moroccan General Directorate for National Security (GDNS) issued a statement on Monday, saying that these reports are “false.”GDNS pointed out that the Moroccan nationals in question were interrogated by Moroccan police upon landing in Morocco.The statement went on to add that the suspects are illegal immigrants who tried to cross into Europe via Turkey, rather than Jihadists willing to join the Islamic State.Half of the 40 Moroccans suspects were deported from Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Thursday, while the rest were sent back on Friday.Photo Credit: DHA read more