Sonia Gandhi Writes to PM Modi : In her letter, Sonia Gandhi mentioned that neither her party nor any other political group had been informed about the session’s agenda. The only information they had received was that all five days had been allocated for government business.
New Delhi, 06 September (City Times): Sonia Gandhi Writes to PM Modi: Former Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over the lack of a specified agenda for the upcoming special session of Parliament, scheduled to begin on September 18. She emphasized that this session had been called without any prior consultation with other political parties.
Uninformed of the Session’s Agenda
In her letter, Sonia Gandhi mentioned that neither her party nor any other political group had been informed about the session’s agenda. The only information they had received was that all five days had been allocated for government business.
Desire to Participate and Raise Concerns
Sonia Gandhi conveyed her party’s eagerness to participate in the special session as it presents an opportunity to discuss crucial public concerns and issues. She urged for discussions on various topics during the session, including the need for a caste census, the situation in Manipur, communal tensions, and inflation.
Key Issues for Discussion
The Congress leader proposed several issues for discussion during the special session, including:
- Discussion on rising prices, people without jobs, and help for small businesses.
- Government had assured that they’d legally protect the MSP for farmers? We need to see if that promise is being kept, so Discussion on this issue should be done
- Congress also want to discuss why there hasn’t been a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) investigation into the Adani case.
- It’s important to talk about counting different castes and communities in our population.
- We’re concerned about attacks on our federal system and states run by parties other than BJP not getting their fair rights.
- Natural disasters like floods in Himachal Pradesh and severe droughts in some states need our attention.
- China has been getting too close to our borders in places like Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
- Communal tensions are rising in states like Haryana, and we need to address this.
- The government needs to explain what’s happening in Manipur and why there’s violence there.
Sonia Gandhi called for a constructive and cooperative approach to address these issues during the special session.
Opposition’s Decision to Attend the Special Session
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh announced earlier that the INDIA bloc of opposition parties, including the Congress, would attend the special session of Parliament from September 18 to September 22. The decision was made to utilize the session as an opportunity to address important public issues.
The special session of Parliament has gained significant attention due to the absence of a specified agenda, raising concerns and questions among political leaders and citizens alike.