At Congress's Opposition Huddle At Parliament, A First-Timer, 3 Absentees

At Congress's Opposition Huddle At Parliament, A First-Timer, 3 Absentees

Just as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is set to appear at the Enforcement Directorate office for questioning in a money laundering case, almost 13 opposition parties today attended a key meeting chaired by the Congress to discuss “relentless political vendetta” by the Centre which has “unleashed” probe agencies to target political opponents. A similar-minded opposition party released a statement condemning the “misuse” of investigating agencies by the BJP led Centre.

Modi Sarkar’s relentless vendetta against its political enemies and critics has been unleashed by the mischievous misuses of investigative agents. Numerous prominent leaders from various political parties were targeted in a deliberate and unprecedented way. This is unacceptable and we will continue to fight together against the Modi Sharkar anti-people, pro-farmer and anti-Constitution policies which are destroying the social fabric in our society,” said a joint statement after the meeting.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s party TRS, which has so far stayed away from meetings where the grand old party was present, also joined the meeting today. As the main opposition party in Telangana, Congress has recently intensified its attack on KCR and his party ahead of the next assembly elections scheduled for 2023.

Representatives of Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (CPI), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Shiv Sena, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) were seen inside the office of the Leader of Opposition today.

Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and Samajwadi Party were among the major opposition parties absent from the meeting.