Sonia sets up parliament parties, will remain impatient floor leader
Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament that begins on July 19, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has reconstituted the party’s Parliament groups for both the houses for the effective functioning of the party. Putting an end to all speculations, Sonia Gandhi has allowed Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to remain as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha.
Sonia Gandhi, as the President of the Congress Parliamentary Party, issued a letter on 15 July which said, “I have decided to reconstitute the following groups in order to facilitate and ensure the effective functioning of our Party in both the Houses of Parliament. have taken.”
In this party in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi, Manish Tewari, K. Suresh, Manickam Tagore, Shashi Tharoor and Ravneet Bittu.
In the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh, Ambika Soni, Digvijay Singh, P. Chidambaram and KC Venugopal will take the lead against the government.
The letter states that they will meet regularly during the session and later as and when required, and that Kharge has been authorized to convene a joint meeting.
Congress has decided to raise the issue of inflation, fuel price hike, COVID mismanagement and border issue with China in the upcoming monsoon session.
The Party Strategy Group for Parliament, chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi, met on Wednesday evening and the party is of the view that it should take up the Rafale issue following the recent development in France, where a probe into alleged bribery has been launched.
The task of coordination with other opposition parties has been entrusted to Rajya Sabha leader Mallikarjun Kharge as the party wants a joint opposition strategy in the House to corner the government.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram, while addressing the media on Tuesday, had said: “The Congress party will raise the issue of high inflation in the upcoming session of Parliament and will seek a full discussion on the subject as well as adequate relief to the people of India. “
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