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Virtual Meeting Of Parliamentary Committees Likely To Be Rejected

Virtual Meeting Of Parliamentary Committees Likely To Be Rejected

The demand is likely to be dismissed over technology risks.

New Delhi:

The government is likely to reject the opposition's demand for a virtual meeting of parliamentary committees, sources have said, citing the lack of a secure platform on which to conduct these video conferences. Sources said the government was unwilling to risk sensitive information being leaked via unsafe platforms and stressed that it was important to maintain confidentiality when discussing parliamentary affairs.On Friday, 22 opposition parties held an online meeting chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Standing united, the opposition attacked the government over its response to the coronavirus crisis and put out a charter of demands that included restoring functioning of parliament and oversight with immediate effect.