Cong’s strategy group in charge while Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are away :

NEW DELHI: Congress’s parliamentary strategy group will be in charge of handling day-to-day affairs of the party strategy in

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha while Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are away for the former’s treatment.

Sources said the broad canvas of issues that need raising during the monsoon session were already discussed during the group’s September 8 meeting that was chaired by Sonia, with the key focus areas being

coronavirus , LAC and China, and the economy. The strategy group had also decided to raise the issue of restoration of question hour in both Houses during the session.

In the coming days, with Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh helming the group as convenor, the strategy group will meet on a need-to basis to decide on party-related matters pertaining to issues that need raising in Parliament. The group also comprises former PM Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Anand Sharma, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, K Suresh,

K C Venugopal , Gaurav Gogoi, Manickam Tagore, Ravneet Bittu and Manish Tiwari Senior leaders confirmed that while Rahul is expected to return in 8-10 days, before the Parliament session concludes, both Sonia and Rahul will continue to remain available for virtual meetings “as and when the need arises”.

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