A meeting of the opposition parties called by the Indian National Congress on Wednesday was canceled. However, the party has not mentioned any specific reason for the cancellation of the proposed opposition meeting. Reportedly, the meeting has been postponed for the near future.
Delhi: Today's opposition party meeting called by Congress has been called off. pic.twitter.com/F6uXwgbiDg
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However, the party officials have not specified any future date for the proposed meeting. The meeting was called by the largest opposition Congress to make a common agenda for the monsoon session to corner the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The meeting was called to discuss the strategy for smooth coordination in the floor in the monsoon Lok Sabha Session that began on Monday.
The Development came at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting of all party chiefs to discuss the proposed idea of ‘one nation, one election’.
Earlier on Tuesday, Congress picked West Bengal MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as its Leader for the Lower House of the parliament.
Sonia Gandhi in a meeting on Tuesday proposed the name of the five-time Behrampore Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for party Lok Sabha Leader. Congress President Rahul Gandhi was also present in the meeting which was attended many top brasses of the party. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, AK Antony, Jairam Ramesh, P Chidambaram, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, K Suresh were among those were present in the meeting.
Sonia Gandhi discussed the plans and finalize the strategy for the ongoing Parliament Session.
Sources believed that the party deliberate upon the common agenda to coordinate with other opposition parties on the floor.
In the recently held national polls, Congress won 52 Lok Sabha Seats which is 2 short of 10% strength, to stake a claim for Leader of Opposition.