US Parliamentarians' delegation meets Sushma Swaraj
Posted on: 03:15 AM IST Apr 03, 2013
New Delhi: A visiting US Parliamentarians' delegation on Tuesday met Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and discussed a host of issues, including elections and FDI in infrastructure development in India. The US delegation led by Aaron Schock from the state of Illinois, which met the BJP leader at her parliament office, also discussed history of Punjab and Haryana and environment- related issues, the party members said.
The meeting lasted for one hour. Swaraj gave the US parliamentarians a brief account of the current scenario of the UPA-led Congress government and the possibility of early elections and her party's poll preparedness. The visiting US delegation later visited both houses of the Parliament and the Central hall and lauded the Indian parliamentary system and democracy. Among others present during the meeting are Cynthia M Lummis from the State of Wyoming, BJP Convenor Overseas Affairs Vijay Jolly and NIAPPI Chairman Shalabh Kumar.
Later at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee felicitated the US delegates. The Delhi Study Group along with NIAPPI organised a grand reception which was attended by UK-based NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul, Indian opinion makers, diplomats, journalists and other eminent citizens.