Opposition parties' leaders on Wednesday held a meeting at the Parliament to chalk out the future course of action on several issues including the alleged Pegasus snooping controversy. Today's meeting was chaired by Mallikarjun Kharge, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. Leaders of 14 opposition parties attended the meeting. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was also present at the meeting.
Among the leaders who attended the meeting included Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Jairam Ramesh of the Congress, DMK's TR Baalu, Tiruchi Siva, Kanimozhi, NCP's Supriya Sule and Praful Patel, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, National Conference leader Hasnain Masoodi, CPI-M's Elamaran Karim, CPI's Binoy Viswam, AAP's Bhagwant Mann and RJD's Manoj Jha.
The meet also saw the participation of the National Conference and the Muslim League. Today's meeting comes a day after Prime Minister Modi lashed out at the Congress for "not letting Parliament function".
Speaking to reporters later, Rahul Gandhi said the government was trying to defame the Opposition by accusing them of not allowing Parliament to run.
"We don’t want to compromise on the issues of inflation, Pegasus, and farmers' issues. We want discussion in the House," he said.
Opposition parties have been vocal against the government over a host of issues including the alleged phone tapping row. They have not allowed the Parliament to transact any business ever since the Monsoon Session commenced on July 19. The standoff between the government and the opposition in Parliament has shown no signs of easing after it erupted on the opening day of the Monsoon Session.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi will take out a foot march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk today.