Sonia called a meeting in the House to discuss the party’s strategy

New Delhi: With the remainder of the Budget session in Parliament for almost two weeks, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meeting to discuss the current political situation, strategy in both the Houses of Parliament and the way forward for the corner. has called. Government on a range of issues, including price hikes and diplomatic relations.

Apart from the economic situation in the wake of the Russo-Ukraine war, the Congress is trying to corner the government on the issue of rising inflation and hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG gas.

All Congress MPs from Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha will attend the meeting to be held on April 5 in the Central Hall of Parliament. While Sonia is seen as being outspoken and facing the heat of party colleagues at large, she often raises issues herself. This is the first meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party after the defeat in the recent assembly elections, the result of the assembly election.

Earlier, he had called a meeting of the Congress Working Committee to discuss the electoral debacle and take responsibility for the humiliating defeat. While another round of CWC is to be held sometime this month, a Chintan Shivir has also been proposed by the end of this month or early next month. Meanwhile, a meeting of state Congress chiefs and general secretaries was held last week to develop a strategy to strengthen the party and organize a series of protests over inflation across the country.

The CWC unanimously decided that party president Sonia Gandhi should remain in office till the organizational elections, as she expressed her willingness to “make any sacrifices” in the interest of the party.

Meanwhile, the party has extended the March 31 deadline to 15 April for its nationwide membership drive. The membership drive, which started on November 1 last year, is in both online and physical mode and was to continue till March 31. Membership has crossed 1.2 crore, according to a party source.

“The Congress President has approved the proposal of AICC GS & Incharge for extension of special membership drive for 15 days. This campaign will now close on 15th April, 2022 without affecting the schedule of organizational elections approved by CWC, AICC General Secretary, Organisation, KC Venugopal said.