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Congress calls for meeting to chalk out strategy for the House

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was among those present at the meeting of opposition leaders.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 28th 2023 09:09 AM
Congress calls for meeting to chalk out strategy for the House

Congress calls for meeting to chalk out strategy for the House

New Delhi, March 28: The Opposition and the government to intensify on Tuesday over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha. The Congress has called a meeting of its Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs at Congress Parliamentary Party office in Parliament at 10:30 am to chalk out the strategy for the Floor of the House.

Earlier, on Monday the opposition MPs were dressed in black and staged protest creating a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament and forced their adjournment.


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As per to the information from sources, the opposition parties staged protest wearing black clothes, the BJP-led government over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi and "trampling upon democracy in the country" and a final call over the issue will be taken in the morning.

The Congress party also staged a protest against the Centre over the Adani issue and Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as MP from Lok Sabha in black attire on Monday, and marched from the Parliament complex to Vijay Chowk. The meeting of like-minded opposition parties was held at the residence of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge who had invited the leaders for a dinner.

Sources said the meeting of like-minded opposition parties decided that the opposition parties' protest will continue and will be held in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament tomorrow with all of the opposition wearing black clothes.

The final call will be taken at the meeting to be held at Kharge's chamber in Parliament, they said.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was among those present at the meeting of opposition leaders.

Leaders from DMK, NCP, JD-U, Bharat Rashtra Samithi, CPI-M, CPI, AAP, MDMK, TMC, RSP, RJD, National Conference, IUML, Samajwadi Party and JMM were among those present. Shiv Sena (UBT) was not present amid its concerns over Rahul Gandhi's remarks concerning VD Savarkar.

In a tweet later, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that leaders of 18 parties were present and decided to continue with their campaign against the Modi government "that is destroying democracy and that has subverted all institutions".

Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said that every opposition party is together and will move forward with the same energy.

"Rahul Gandhi is not worried about the house. Whatever the government of India is doing with the country's democracy is a bigger issue, that is what he told. Every Opposition party is together, we had a cordial discussion and we will move forward with the same energy," he said.

Opposition parties have been pressing for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani issue and the second part of the budget session has seen regular disruptions. 


- ANI

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