Raising the issue during zero hour in the Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi said that privatization leads to thousands of people getting unemployed and is against the objectives for which the plant had been set up.
Gandhi or no Gandhi – this seems to be the biggest challenge for Congress party. In either case, the challenge looks big.
Minister of State for Social Justice Ramadas Athawale on Wednesday took jibes at Rahul Gandhi on his party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections saying, "I congratulate you that you got the opportunity to sit there (in the opposition benches)".
The invitation was extended by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi to all members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Sonia Gandhi, who retained the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat for the Congress, on Tuesday took oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha, amid desk-thumping applauds by the Opposition.
Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of her party's Parliamentary strategy group to finalise the approach to be followed in the ongoing Monsoon Session.
Sonia Gandhi was elected as the leader of Congress Parliamentary Party. On Twitter, Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote "Smt. Sonia Gandhi elected as the leader of Congress Parliamentary Party! She says, ‘we thank the 12.13 Cr voters for reposing faith in the Congress Party’."
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi paid homage to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary.
Nehru emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death on May 27, 1964.