Should meet more often: Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi

On last day of session, opposition unity crumbles over Rahul's unilateral decision to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: The unity among Opposition parties that was seen over the past one month crumbled on Friday when Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took “unilateral decision” to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to draw attention to the plight of farmers across the country and seek a loan waiver for them.

Miffed over Mr Gandhi’s move to meet the Prime Minister, the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, the NCP and the the Left parties refused to be a part of the Congress-led delegation that later met President Pranab Mukherjee to apprise him of the hardships faced by the people over demonetisation and the way the government had tried to stifle their voice in Parliament.

The parties which joined the Congress-led delegation to meet the President included the Trinamul Congress, RJD, JD(U) and AIUDF, among others.

Besides the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samajwadi Party and the Left parties, the DMK too stayed away from the Congress-led delegation.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mr Gandhi led the delegation, that also included Trinamul leader Sudip Bandopadhyay and JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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