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Congress, opposition parties meet to formulate joint strategy

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017,19:01 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The Congress and a number of opposition parties today met to formulate a joint strategy to corner the government on key issues during the Winter Session of Parliament starting tomorrow.

Leaders of a large number of opposition parties, including the Congress, NCP, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Samajwadi Party (SP), RJD, J-K National Conference and the Left parties met in the chamber of the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and discussed key issues to be raised in Parliament.

Prominent among those who attended include NCP leader Tariq Anwar, TMC leader Derek O’Brien, NC’s Farooq Abdullah, SP’s Naresh Agrawal, RJD’s Jaiprakash Narain Yadav, and CPI’s D Raja.

The meeting comes ahead of the government’s meeting with all the parties later in the day for a smooth conduct of the Winter Session of Parliament.

The opposition is seeking to corner the government on several issues during the session, which is scheduled to conclude on January 5.