The meeting, attended by senior leader Rahul Gandhi, aimed to pave the way for a parliamentary strategy session involving top leaders
NEW DELHI: Floor leaders from 17 parties belonging to the I.N.D.I.A. bloc met at the residence of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday to strategise on enhancing coordination in Parliament against the BJP. The meeting, attended by senior leader Rahul Gandhi, aimed to pave the way for a parliamentary strategy session involving top leaders.
It was agreed during the meeting that the senior leadership would convene soon, with the exact date to be announced shortly. Kharge shared on social media that a parliamentary strategy meeting for like-minded parties' floor leaders from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was conducted at 10, Rajaji Marg.
Kharge emphasised their commitment to addressing people's issues in the remaining part of the ongoing session to hold the government accountable. He announced the upcoming fixing of a date for the meeting of I.N.D.I.A. parties, in consultation with leaders from all participating parties. "Judega Bharat, Jeetega INDIA," he concluded.
Congress president Kharge hosted the leaders for dinner, and another meeting is scheduled for the third week of December. This subsequent gathering will be attended by prominent leaders, including some chief ministers from Opposition parties.
Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Nasir Hussain, addressing reporters after the meeting, clarified that the TMC and Shiv Sena had previously informed them of their unavailability. He emphasised that the meeting involved floor leaders from the I.N.D.I.A. bloc, with the attendance of representatives from almost 17 parties.
The meeting holds significance, as it was initially intended for alliance partner chiefs, but due to the busy schedules of leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Hemant Soren, and Akhilesh Yadav, the top leaders' meeting was rescheduled to the last week of December,