New Delhi: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s meeting of opposition parties in Parliament this morning saw two unexpected participants – the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Trinamool Congress.
Mr Kharge, who remains Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha weeks after being elected Congress president, had called a meeting of “like-minded opposition parties” to discuss a joint strategy for the winter session that begins today. Apart from AAP and Trinamool, the Left parties, DMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), National Conference and RSP attended the meeting.
“Parliament is the house of democratic deliberation. We, like-minded parties will strongly raise all issues relevant to our people. PM Modi, you said opposition is getting more chance to participate, so we expect That the government will walk its talk. Mr Kharge tweeted.
Parliament is the abode of democratic deliberation.— Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha (@LoPIndia) December 7, 2022
We, the like-minded parties will strongly raise all the issues relevant to our people.
PM @narendramodi ji, you spoke about opposition getting more chance to participate, therefore we expect the Govt to walk its talk.
“If laws are made in haste, they attract judicial scrutiny. Therefore, we expect that all important Bills should be sent to Joint/Select Committees, so that they can be carefully examined. abide by and are ready to co-operate fully in the debate.” .,” wrote the Congress chief.
The presence of AAP and Trinamool in Mr. Kharge’s meeting was surprising as both the parties have been away from the Congress for a long time. In the monsoon session, he did not conform to a single move of the Congress leadership in Parliament.
In July, both the AAP and the Trinamool had skipped a similar meeting called by Mr Kharge – who was then the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha – to chalk out a joint floor strategy amid a bitter standoff with the government over the suspension of opposition MPs. to do.
The Trinamool usually holds separate protests in Parliament rather than joining any campaign led by the Congress.