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Tuesday, February 27 2024

Congress Urges Swift Debate on Economy, Foreign Policy

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New Delhi : The Congress announced on Monday that it would like to have a brief discussion about the current state of the economy, price increases, unemployment, income inequality, and foreign policy issues in both Houses of Parliament during the current Winter Session.

The choice was made on Monday night during the Congress Parliament Strategy Group meeting, which was held at Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s home.

Several MPs from the party as well as Congressman Mallikarjun Kharge attended the meeting.

Following the meeting, Jairam Ramesh, general secretary of “The Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi took a meeting of Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group and we decided that we will seek a short duration discussion on both houses on the current economic situations, price rise, unemployment, income inequalities.”

The party wants to talk about the border and foreign policy situations, according to the Congress communication coordinator.

To a question about the party’s loss in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Ramesh said: “The results in Rajasthan, MP, and Chhattisgarh are disappointing, but we are not dispirited and we certainly are neither dejected. We accept the verdict. It fell far below our expectations, we are analysing these results in details. We will be forming the government in Telangana shortly.”

He said their resolve remains undiminished.

“We will fight even harder as its a temporary setback but it only strengthens our resolve.”

He said that Kharge has called an informal meeting of INDIA parties on December 6 and a formal meeting might be held later.

Ramesh stated that the Congress “will be preparing in all determination” and that “we are conscious that the time for the Lok Sabha election is very short.”

“Its a temporary setback but it will only strengthen us, strengthen our resolve and I think that was the message of the today’s meeting that the Chairperson of the CPP took,” he stated.

Regarding the party’s stance on Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, whom the Ethics Committee will present its findings against, he stated that the party has received clearance from Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, via his correspondence.

“This is a political conspiracy to harass and target Moitra, we will oppose any measure that government will bring to suspend or expel her… which seems to be going by the newspaper and media reports,” he said.

“So they will have to introduce a resolution to expel her. We want discussion on Ethics Committee report that was also discussed during the morning meeting today. We want Moitra to have an opportunity to respond to the charges that have been hurled at her by various MPs through the media,” Ramesh added.

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