New Delhi: There is a standoff between the government and the opposition in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Meanwhile, the opposition parties led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are trying to strengthen opposition unity. Rahul Gandhi has invited opposition parties for breakfast and 14 opposition party leaders have joined his ‘Breakfast Politics’.
Leaders of these parties attended the meeting
Apart from Congress, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Shiv Sena, Samajwadi Party, NCP, CPM, CPI, IUML, RSP, KCM, National Conference, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and DMK on the call of Rahul Gandhi in the Constitution Club of Delhi. The leaders attended the meeting.
These 2 parties made distance from Rahul’s meeting
Leaders of 14 parties including Congress attended Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Breakfast Meeting’, but Mayawati’s party Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) distanced themselves from this meeting. AAP and BSP leaders did not attend Rahul’s meeting.
Menu of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Breakfast meeting’
In the ‘Breakfast meeting’ of Rahul Gandhi, a combination of North to South was seen. Leaders from North India to South India attended the meeting and during this similar breakfast was arranged. Chole-Bhature, Upma, Idli, Sandwich, Vada-Sambar were included in the breakfast menu.
After the breakfast meeting, Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders rode bicycles to the Parliament.
— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2021
The Opposition has been demanding a discussion in Parliament on the Pegasus row and its leaders have been giving adjournment notices every day. The government has been saying that the opposition is creating a “non-issue” and the IT minister has already given a reply in both Houses of Parliament.
Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have failed to transact any significant business, except passage of some bills, amid continued protests by Opposition parties over the Pegasus since the Monsoon session of Parliament commenced on July 19.