The meeting between the panel on loan waiver and bankers assumes significance as Congress led government was facing mounting pressure to implement the debt waiver, a key poll promise.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today said he was more anxious than anyone else to know the truth behind his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death and also said he would cooperate only with the probe agencies in investigation of the case and not with publicity seekers
"Unfortunately, in recent years, difficulties have been created in the movement of Indian IT professionals, particularly in the US where the temporary movement and location of (Indian) IT professionals is wrongly equated with that of the immigrants," he said.
Since she has been named as presidential poll nominee by opposition parties, Kumar has urged the members of the electoral college to vote according to their "voice of conscience" and for an "ideology that binds India".
Addressing a farmers' rally at a college ground in the tribal region of Rajasthan here, he said Parliament can function at midnight to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but no discussion on farmers' issues can take place "even for a minute".
Sources said Gopalkrishna Gandhi, whose candidature was endorsed by 18 non-NDA parties, including the JD-U, will also be accompanied by top opposition leaders, including those from the Left parties and TMC.
The poor remained only a vote bank for the opposition," she said while addressing a meeting of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers.
A clutch of upcoming state elections will most likely now be fought under the leadership of older satraps rather than Rahul’s youth brigade, multiple sources familiar with the matter have told News18.
The Congress vice president also said that the prime minister's "pursuit of short-term political gains" from the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir had cost the country dear and resulted in sacrifices of innocent Indians.
The party downplayed the meeting and did not specify its venue or time
Sources said that the non-NDA parties are seeking to keep the opposition unity intact and feel that even if it is a losing fight it should not be left uncontested.
The former Lok Sabha speaker interacted with all the major opposition leaders and sought their support for the July 17 election.
The former Union minister Kapil sibal said the Congress was with the government when it came to intrusion by China or Pakistan. "We all stand together," he added.
The Congress today dubbed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as "extremely tedious" for traders and sought lowering of the highest tax slab to 18 percent
Congress leaders today met RJD supremo Lalu Prasad to express solidarity with him in the wake of a series of CBI raids at the premises of the former railway minister and his family members
The Congress on its Twitter handle also criticised Modi's US visit, saying it was merely a photo opportunity and the main issues were bypassed.
"The price of domestic LPG cylinder has gone up by Rs 32 in parts of the country after the GST became effective. This is affecting common people, the poor especially. We demand that the GST on domestic LPG cylinder be removed immediately," senior AICC spokesperson Ajay Maken told reporters here.
The party's remarks came as the prime minister left on a three-day visit to Israel, the first by an Indian premier to the country.
Mir was talking to reporters after the Congress Legislature Party's meeting ahead of the special session of the state legislature starting tomorrow for the passage of the GST Bill.
Sources told CNN-News18 that Kumar accused Congress of "dumping Mahatma Gandhi's ideology", adding that he had nothing to learn from the grand old party. "We do not follow anyone, we are clear with our principles," Kumar reportedly said.
Speaking to reporters here, Prakash said, "Implementing GST on the directions of foreign consultants will have negative impact on small and medium enterprises."
"People are supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking good decisions. People are very happy about the GST. It is unfortunate that Congress, which was instrumental in introducing the Bill, decided to boycott the session for no reason." Naidu told reporters here.