After a gap of four months, punctuated by Chairperson Shashi Tharoor’s repeated calls for virtual meetings, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology finally met in person on July 14. Of the 29 members, only eight members attended the meeting. Representations from MEITY and Ministry of Home Affairs were heard on Aarogya Setu and cybersecurity, Tharoor tweeted. It is understood that the ban on 59 'Chinese' apps was extensively discussed at the meeting, which lasted almost three hours. Which MPs attended the meeting? From Tharoor’s tweet, apart from him, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (BJP), Tejasvi Surya (BJP), Santosh Pandey (BJP), Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma (BJP), and Sanjay Seth (BJP) attended the meeting. The other two MPs in attendance were — Nishikant Dubey (BJP) and Anil Agarwal (BJP). Tharoor tweeted that many who wanted to participate were prevented from doing so by…
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