No time for showmanship, Oppn wants PM to consult them: Pawar

MUMBAI: Opposition parties want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have dialogue with them about the the measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak and also “activate” parliamentary standing committees, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday.

In a series of tweets after a video conference of leaders of 22 opposition parties, Pawar said they believed that this was not the time for “showmanship or oneupmanship”.

“We have decided to appeal to the@PMOIndia to immediately reach out to, and engage in a dialogue with all political parties in a systematic manner, listen seriously to the suggestions that we have to make…Refrain from using the crisis for personal political gain, activate Parliamentary institutions like Standing Committees and be genuine in helping the states financially and otherwise,” Pawar said. (AGENCIES)