Congress calls strategy meet ahead of Parliament winter session

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday discussed its strategy for winter session of Parliament starting from Wednesday, where it is likely to forcefully take on the government on implementation of demonetisation and other issues.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The Congress leaders met ahead of an all-party meeting called by the government and a separate meeting of all opposition parties.

Sources said during the meeting chaired by the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, top party leaders were of the view that implementation of demonetisation move along with its alleged leakage to BJP should be questioned in both houses of Parliament.

Congress leaders had on Monday alleged that prior information of demonetisation was given by the Prime Minister to his own party leaders and termed it as a "scam".

Congress is seeking to corner the government on this issue and is trying to bring all opposition parties together.

A meeting of many opposition parties with Congress leaders is slated on Tuesday.

Congress has given notices for adjournment, short duration discussions and calling attention motion on various issues including demonetisation, surgical strikes and government's policy towards Pakistan, a senior party leader.

Among other issues on which Congress has sought discussion are Orop, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and plight of farmers, besides proposed merger of Railway and Union budgets.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi along with top party leaders AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, Gulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh and Satyavrat Chaturvedi attended the meeting.

Updated Date: Nov 15, 2016 13:43 PM

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