A national security committee meeting with recent events at public media MTVA headquarters on its agenda lacked quorum on Tuesday because ruling party representatives stayed away from it.
The extraordinary meeting was originally initiated by deputy committee head János Halász and György Huba, both of ruling Fidesz, to discuss an immunity request, committee head Ádám Mirkóczki, of conservative opposition Jobbik, said. However, in a letter sent on Tuesday morning, the interior minister requested the subject to be removed from the agenda, he added.
Mirkóczki said that he and Socialist representative Zsolt Molnár then initiated a debate on current “national security issues” but eventually neither the ruling party representatives nor those invited showed up.
Fidesz told MTI that their representatives had stayed away because the interior minister had withdrawn the topic that would have served as the reason for the meeting, and the other item on the agenda submitted later “only involved the opposition trying to create a political scandal.”