Chowdhury said during the conversation, Gandhi urged the prime minister to hold a discussion on the violence in the northeastern state.
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Meanwhile, they were received by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar and other senior leaders of the party.
Congress will join hands with all like-minded political parties to defend Constitution: Sonia Gandhi
She said the Congress’s battle is for safeguarding the voice of people and it understands its solemn duty as the principal opposition party.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, have alleged that the meltdown in Adani Group shares is a scam that involves common people’s money as LIC and SBI have invested in them.
Addressing party MPs at the general body meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party in the central hall of Parliament, she said when facing a significant national challenge, it has been the tradition in our country to bring Parliament into confidence.
On Thursday, the former president of Congress arrived in Jaipur as the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is passing through Rajasthan, party leaders said.
Gandhi said she did her duty as Congress president to the best of her ability and was feeling relieved as she would now be free from this responsibility.
She will participate in the Yatra on Thursday morning when it resumes after a two day break.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi who was on a visit to Lucknow, has returned to Delhi.
While Rahul Gandhi and two prominent members of the G23 — Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma — are part of the political affairs group, senior leaders P Chidambaram and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are members of the Task Force-2024.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also spoke at the meeting and called for planning the next stage of the action plan for Jan Jagran Abhiyan, sources said.
The brainstorming session is slated to be held later this month to work out the Congress’ strategy to strengthen the organisation at the grassroots level and suggest changes in the party.
His meeting came a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Gandhi here and the two leaders are learnt to have discussed the political situation as well as the impending cabinet reshuffle in the state.
The telephonic conversation comes after Congress and RJD broke off the alliance ahead of the by-polls in Kusheshwar Asthan (SC) and Tarapur constituencies in Bihar scheduled on October 30.
Former party chief Rahul Gandhi is attending the meeting at the AICC headquarters here besides party general secretaries and in-charges of various states and PCC chiefs.
State Congress sources said that in this meeting the high command will also decide which leaders will be given entry to the Congress from the BJP and which leaders will not.
The meeting comes a day ahead of the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on Saturday.
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul visited Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat, memorials to Mahatma Gandhi and India’s second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, respectively, to pay floral tributes to them.
The Congress dissenting group of 23, which wrote a letter last year for visible and effective leadership, point out that the issues raised by them remain the same as no forward decisions have been taken.
In a statement, Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said, “Congress President has appointed D’ Souza as acting president of Mahila Congress with immediate effect till a full-time President is appointed.”
NCP MP Supriya Sule too confirmed that Pawar will be taking part in the meeting.
While speaking to the media, the Shiv Sena leader said, “The Opposition is united. On August 20, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will speak to CMs of Congress-ruled states. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will also take part in this meeting.”
After the meeting which lasted an hour, Amarinder Singh said: “Whatever we discuss in such meeting with the Congress President is confidential. We can’t say it in public and it is not for public consumption.”
The party has set up control rooms in each state to provide assistance to people in need during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Sonia Gandhi asks Rae Bareli DM to utilise her remaining MPLADS funds for welfare of COVID-hit people
She said as informed by officials, an amount of more than Rs 1.17 crore is pending in her MPLADS (Member of Parliaments Local Area Development Scheme) fund.