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Opposition leaders meet to evolve strategy on Pegasus, other issues

About 14 parties were represented at the meeting held in the chamber of the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, opposition sources said.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: August 11, 2021 2:38:04 pm
Leaders of Opposition parties during a meeting at Parliament in New Delhi, Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Opposition leaders from various parties, including the Congress, the DMK and the Trinamool Congress, met on Wednesday to evolve a joint strategy on the Pegasus snooping row and other issues.

About 14 parties were represented at the meeting held in the chamber of the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, opposition sources said.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also attended the discussions.

The parties whose leaders were present at the meeting also included the Samajwadi Party, the Shiv Sena, the National Conference, the NCP, CPM, RJD, CPI, IUML, RSP, VCK, and the LJD.

Besides, Punjab MPs from the Congress and the Akali Dal staged a protest in the Parliament complex in support of farmers seeking a repeal of the new agri laws.

The Lok Sabha functioned normally for the first time on Tuesday, when members of the opposition participated in the discussion on the Constitution Amendment bill to allow states to have their own lists of OBCs.

The opposition has been demanding a discussion in Parliament on the Pegasus snooping issue and have been disrupting the proceedings of the House for the past three weeks in support of their demand.

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