‘The focus of the media was on one person,” Azad said, without naming anyone.
“Whenever there are elections in the state, both sides start making attempts to polarise situation,’’ said Azad.
AIADMK leader V Maitreyan did not attend the lunch although he was invited.
Opposition parties sought a discussion on the issue of price rise on Monday, the first day of the session.
He cited reports about the adverse comments made against Gupta by his seniors in the past to question his credibility.
With his remarks on AIDS, Harsh Vardhan could give Ghulam Nabi Azad competition
“So many things are coming and I don’t think all the things mentioned in most of the newspaper reports are true,” Azad said.
Shinde is frontrunner, CM says ‘not sounded out’
The Congress circulated the operative part of the 2010 verdict of SC in the B P Singhal vs Union of India case.
In a statement, Ghulam Nabi Azad called the “move to remove the Governors of various states” as “dictatorial”.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was present during the debate.
The Congress has the requisite number to claim the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House.
The diabetologist who joined the BJP as late as in 2012, is a member of the party’s national executive and chief spokesperson of the J&K unit.
Abdullah, who has never lost an election from the state, had polled 43,835 votes whereas Karra polled 65,576 votes.
The Union minister was replying to a question whether there was a 1977 like ‘wave of change’ when Congress lost all Lok Sabha seats in UP