The opposition is seeking to corner the government on several issues including price rise, unemployment and is demanding a discussion on the border security situation among other issues.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday called a meeting of opposition parties at parliament to evolve a joint strategy for the Winter Session of Parliament. Apart from the usual attendees, the meeting featured two unexpected participants – the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Trinamool Congress.
The presence of AAP and TMC came as a surprise at Kharge’s meeting as both parties for long have refused to fall in line with Congress-led moves in parliament.
Both parties did not make an appearance at the Congress-led November 29 meeting of opposition floor leaders seeking to build consensus on issues to be raised in the winter session.
AAP and TMC also skipped similar meetings in July during the monsoon session.