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Congress seeks common ground with opposition parties ahead of Monsoon session.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday asked Rajya Sabha Opposition Leader Mallikarjun Kharge to coordinate with other opposition parties to identify common issues to be raised in Parliament and formulate a joint strategy to take on the NDA government in both Houses. Parliament’s Monsoon session begins Monday.

Gandhi Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Congress’s parliamentary strategy group which identified six issues to be raised in Parliament – the government’s alleged mismanagement of the second wave and its vaccination strategy, the continuing farmers’ agitation, border tensions with China, price rise, joblessness and the state of the economy, and the fresh revelations in the Rafale fighter jet deal.

Sources said Kharge will now talk to leaders of other opposition parties to identify common issues to ensure that the opposition parties remain on the same page in both Houses when it comes to attacking the government. Sources said Gandhi told the party’s floor leaders that they should ensure that there is coordination among the party’s MPs and between both Houses of Parliament.


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