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In absence of Sonia, Rahul chairs Cong's Parliamentary Party Meeting

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

vice president is chairing a Parliamentary Party Meeting of his party's Members of in both Houses here on Friday.

At the meeting, the MPs are likely to chalk out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the policy of the Centre and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses.

Although the Parliamentary Party Meeting is normally chaired by president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul is chairing the meeting for the first time in the absence of her mother, who was recently admitted to a hospital with some ailment.

Meanwhile, bedlam continued in both Houses of even on Thursday with the Opposition demanding Prime Minister Modi's presence in the - a pre-condition to hold debate on the issue.

Following which, the Prime Minister attended the proceedings from noon till it was adjourned for the day.

Opposition MPs, especially the Congress, sought an apology referring to Prime Minister's recent remarks defending the They alleged that the Prime Minister has remarked that the opposition parties support black money hoarders, which instigated BJP members, who stood up and protested against the opposition.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 10:24 IST