Sonia Gandhi to meet dissent letter writers at key Parliament strategy meeting today
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will chair a virtual Parliament strategy meeting, where she will meet some of the writers of the dissent letter that triggered a political storm within the Grand Old Party. This will be the first such meeting since the stormy Congress Working Committee meeting on August 24. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, both signatories of the dissent letter by 23 top Congress leaders, are part of the Parliament strategy group.
At the meeting, the Congress leaders will discuss the party's strategy during the Parliament session beginning from September 14. The Parliament strategy group will also decide on Congress party's stand in the House over ordinances that the Narendra Modi government will bring.
According to a report by NDTV, the Congress party will oppose the ordinance on PM Cares Fund and the "One nation one market for farmers". The party, however, is likely to support Pay cuts for MPs and the overall taxation ordinance, the report citing sources said.
Dissent letter writers being ignored in Congress?
The Congress has appointed senior leader Salman Khurshid as head of a committee tasked to draw up the Congress manifesto ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022. Former UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, ex-minister Jitin Prasad, who had signed the dissent letter, have been ignored and leaders who spoke against them have found a place in the new committees.
Last month, 23 top Congress leaders, including Shashi Tharoor, Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Aazad and Manish Tewari, had written to Sonia Gandhi, calling for "full-time, visible leadership" and sweeping reforms in the party.
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