Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge took a dig at the Centre on Monday outside the Parliament. Kharge stated that the BJP led government is running the country like a dictatorship. He also alleged that there is no rule of law and democracy in the country under Modi's rule.
"There is no rule of law and democracy under Modi ji. They are running the country like a dictatorship, and then they talk about democracy," said Kharge in Parliament.
A total of 16 opposition parties attended a joint meeting held at the Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge's office earlier today at 10:00 am, ahead of the second phase of the Budget Session.
On Sunday, sources had said, "Leaders of like-minded opposition parties will be meeting at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's office in Parliament premises tomorrow morning." As per the sources, the like-minded Opposition party leaders will meet at Rajya Sabha LoP Kharge's office in Parliament at around 10:00 am today.
Congress MPs will also be meeting at Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) office in Parliament at around 10.30 am, to chalk out the strategy for the floor of the house, the sources had said.
Budget session to resume today
The Budget session of 2023 will resume after a month-long recess. The recess was for enabling the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees to examine the demands for grants and make reports relating to their ministries or departments.
"The Congress party is the only party that has never compromised with the BJP/RSS and its despicable politics. We will always fight to protect our political values against the BJP's authoritarian, communal and crony capitalist onslaught," the party had said in its declaration.
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