Mamata and Stalin to attend
all-party meet, KCR likely to skip

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a celebration of Trinamool Congress (TMC) victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, at her residence, in Kolkata on Tuesday

As India takes over the presidency of the G20 for one year from 1 December 2022, heads of political parties will attend a meeting convened by the central government tomorrow to discuss the way forward.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair the meeting. Further, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Leader of Rajya Sabha and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are likely to be present on behalf of the government.
As per government sources, BJP president J.P. Nadda, Congress president

Kharge, Trinamool congress president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu and Biju Janata Dal president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik are amongst those who will attend the meeting on Monday evening at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Amid the political war between the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and BJP, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is unlikely to attend the meeting.
“I have spoken to all the leaders and party presidents personally. However, as of now, we have no confirmation from some leaders including KCR,” Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
“This is a meeting in which the party presidents were only invited and therefore we have requested them to attend. No representatives would be attending on behalf of presidents,” Joshi added. K Keshava Rao of TRS said, “We do not have any information about our leader attending the meeting on Monday.” YSR Congress president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has already conveyed to the Centre his unavailability for Monday’s meeting. “The President of India is visiting Andhra Pradesh and therefore we will not be able to attend a meeting in Delhi,” YSR parliamentary party leader Vijaysai Reddy said.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will not be attending this meeting because the party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently undergoing medical treatment in Singapore. So far the government has no confirmation from the Janata Dal (United) whether Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be attending the meeting.
During this meeting, a detailed presentation will be made for the political parties for the lead-up to the G20 presidency for India and what it means for the coming year.