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Modi Government 'Sabotaging' Parliament's Winter Session: Sonia, Jaitley Rejects Charge

Modi Government 'Sabotaging' Parliament's Winter Session: Sonia, Jaitley Rejects Chargeā€

The process will start on December 1 when candidates will file nomination for the election. She has always guided the Congress party.

Sonia Gandhi's comments on corruption are also "laughable", the BJP leader said. Here are five points from Sonia Gandhi's speech in the CWC meeting that you should know. "Thus, despite a disastrous track record, Rahul's elevation as the next Congress president was a foregone conclusion", he added.

Addressing the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's highest decision-making body, Sonia Gandhi also blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the suffering of millions of people due to GST and demonetisation. With the timeline for internal elections approved and with state units of the party having already passed resolutions endorsing Rahul's promotion, it is expected to be a mere formality.

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Rahul made his electoral debut in 2004 Lok Sabha election from Amethi, the family's traditional constituency earlier represented by his uncle Sanjay Gandhi, his father Rajiv, and mother Sonia.

The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 77 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections.

At a press conference yesterday, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala noted that Mrs Gandhi, who successfully led the party to two consecutive general election wins, would continue to guide Congress even after the elections. "The government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy, it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the Assembly elections".

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Sonia said the Modi government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India's parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds.

Extending the Winter Session of Parliament beyond Christmas is not unusual, he said, citing precedents.

Further, she lambasted the prime minister for having the audacity to have a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch GST while lacking courage to face Parliament. We can not conceive that her guidance, her able leadership will not be available.

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