Sonia Gandhi rejigs House panels, brings in G23 members | India News

Sonia Gandhi rejigs House panels, brings in G23 members | India News


NEW DELHI: After stressing the importance of close coordination with opposition parties in a party strategy meeting last week, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi again on Sunday emphasised its urgency as she along with Lok Sabha MPs finalised fuel price hike and farmers agitation as the key subjects to corner Modi government in monsoon session.
Speaking to Congress MPs in Lok Sabha, Sonia said floor coordination with like-minded parties was a priority inside the House and in Parliament complex where protests are held to highlight matters in focus. The party decided to raise fuel hike and farmers agitation in the initial days. As the controversial disclosure of the alleged phone-tapping by the central government of activists, journalists, politicians and judges is being reported in media, party members felt it should be brought up with gusto. However, it was felt that the issue was still unfolding and the party would decide on the future course of action once a full picture was available.
Meanwhile, Sonia reconstituted the subgroups to fine-tune the floor strategy in the two Houses of Parliament, bringing in two G23 letter-writers in the Lok Sabha panel and three veterans in Rajya Sabha grouping.
Reconstituting the LS subgroup, she included Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor to the existing members that are led by party leader in the House, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Both are members of G23 and were also seen as contenders to replace Chowdhury in case of a change in the leadership in LS. In Rajya Sabha, Congress has included Digvijaya Singh, P Chidambaram and Ambika Soni to the group headed by leader of opposition, Mallukarjun Kharge.





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