Congress desires Opposition to collectively contest Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman ballot

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8

The Congress on Tuesday determined to contest the upcoming election to the publish of Rajya Sabha (RS) Deputy Chairman with occasion chief Sonia Gandhi authorising engagement with the bigger Opposition on the difficulty. The Congress parliamentary technique group met and known as for exploring potentialities of fielding a joint Opposition candidate moreover contemplating providing the nomination to the DMK.

The assembly was attended by three leaders (Leader of Opposition in RS Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari) who lately signed a controversial letter searching for management modifications within the Congress. This was the primary time because the CWC assembly the place they have been cornered that these leaders shared area with Sonia, who requested Azad to speak to the Opposition on RS deputy chairman’s election.

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Sources stated the Congress, though aware of lack of numbers within the Upper House, will contest the elections as a matter of precept. Even in 2018, then Congress MP BK Hariprasad had filed the nomination for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman’s election in opposition to the ruling NDA nominee, Harivansh.

The publish fell vacant lately after the time period of Harivansh expired. He has now been re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.

Nominations for the election could be obtained till September 11.

At the assembly, the Congress additionally determined to oppose 4 of the 11 ordinances the federal government will deliver within the Monsoon Session, beginning September 14.

These embrace Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance-2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance-2020.

On the primary day of the session, the Congress plans to protest the curtailment of the Question Hour.

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