Rahul Gandhi invites Opposition MPs for strategy meet amid Parliament logjam

Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has invited leaders of opposition parties for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday in which he is likely to discuss the Opposition strategy for the Monsoon Session at a time when the Parliament is seeing a deadlock. All opposition MPs and floor leaders of various parties have been invited for the meeting. Rahul Gandhi’s move comes to make the opposition intact and among those invited are DMK, Shiv Sena, NCP, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Aam Admi Party, National Conference, CPI and CPI (Marxist).

Sources have said an invitation is also being sent to Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has so far kept itself from joint meetings similar organised by the Congress party. TMC sources have confirmed that they will attend the breakfast meeting called by Rahul Gandhi. Sources have also said that the Opposition MPs will take out a protest march and walk to the Parliament. “Invitations are being sent to all MPs of the Opposition parties, this will help us listen to suggestions from all the leaders fighting against the Centre,” said a party source. The breakfast meeting will be held at the Constitution Club, close to the Parliament building. Asserting that “the voice of the Opposition is being suppressed in Parliament”, Rahul Gandhi had earlier accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of tarnishing India’s democracy “by using Pegasus against India, its institutions”. Meanwhile, the Centre has been approaching the opposition requesting for a smooth debate in the Parliament but the opposition has refused to end the impasse.