Rahul Gandhi to Meet 51 Maratha Leaders
At the CWC meet it was decided that Congress president Rahul Gandhi will meet 51 Maratha leaders in Delhi on 8 August, media reports said.
The development comes days after the Maratha quota agitation that rocked several parts of Maharashtra.
Sonia Gandhi Unwell, Not Attending The Meet
Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not be attending Saturday’s CWC meeting because of health issues, news agency ANI reported.
Congress Leaders Arrive at AICC Office
Congress leaders have arrived to discuss the party’s strategy on the NRC draft. The invitees include MPs Gaurav Gogoi and Sushmita Dev.
Congress Agrees to NRC, But Not Procedure
While the BJP has been accusing the Congress of “appeasement politics” and asking if it supports illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, a senior Congress leader from Assam told The Hindu:
The BJP has made such a narrative that finds resonance not just in Assam but in the entire Northeast.
The Congress, according to The Hindu, has so far expressed its agreement with the principle of updating NRC but disagreed with the procedure.
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