Congress leaders are drafting a strategy for the upcoming House budget session

The Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group decided to work in concert with other like-minded parties to address issues of public concern

The Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group decided to work in concert with other like-minded parties to address issues of public concern

Senior Congress leaders discussed the party’s strategy for Parliament’s upcoming budget session on March 13, deciding to work in coordination with other like-minded parties to address issues of public concern.

The meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group was held at the residence of party President Sonia Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi was not present at the meeting.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also did not attend the meeting for health reasons.

The meeting came hours before the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC), which meets tonight to discuss the party’s debacle and caning in the recently concluded general election. Congress lost Punjab to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and failed to wrest any of the four other states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur – from the BJP.

“We discussed issues to be addressed during the session starting Monday. We will work in coordination with other like-minded parties to raise issues of public concern during the session,” opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told reporters after the meeting.

“Among the various issues to be addressed during the session are evacuation and safety of Indian students in Ukraine, inflation, unemployment, labor issues, MSP for farmers as promised by the government. We discussed all these issues at the meeting,” he also said.

Also attending the meeting were Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh, K. Suresh, Manickam Tagore and Manish Tewari, among others.

Senior Congress President AK Antony and Congress President in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were also absent from the meeting.

The meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group takes place before each session of Parliament.

The second part of the budget session starts on Monday and lasts until April 8th.

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