Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)
New Delhi :
The Congress’ strategy group met at interim chief Sonia Gandhi's residence on Saturday to discuss the party’s strategy for the next session of the Parliament. According to sources, it has been decided that the party MPs will try to corner the Central government over Delhi violence. Congress has slammed both the Delhi government and the Centre for being ‘mute spectators’ instead of trying to take remedial measures to control the situation in the national capital.
The meeting was attended by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, AK Antony, Gaurav Gogoi, Jairam Ramesh, Anand Sharma and Ahmed Patel.
Earlier on Friday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi deputed a five-member team to visit the riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi and submit a report to her after which the delegation met with some of the victims of violence at city hospitals.
The delegation comprises All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Mukul Wasnik, AICC in-charge Delhi Shaktisinh Gohil, Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja, former MP Tariq Anwar and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev.
The delegation will visit the riot-affected areas in the national capital and asked them to assess the situation emanating from the mindless violence and its after effects, the party said in a statement.
The team has been asked to submit a 'detailed report to the Congress president immediately', it said. Later, the delegation members visited Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and another private hospital to meet people who were injured in the violence.
With Inputs From Mohit Raj Dubey