Congress issues whip in Rajya Sabha to raise discussion on foreign policy

The parliament is likely to witness a stormy session on Thursday as the Congress party issued a three-line whip to its MPs in Rajya Sabha to attend.

Published: 03rd August 2017 11:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2017 11:35 AM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

NEW DELHI: The parliament is likely to witness a stormy session on Thursday as the Congress party issued a three-line whip to its MPs in Rajya Sabha to attend.
 
Congress leader Anand Sharma will lead a debate on foreign policy along with D. Raja Tapan Kumar Sen, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Rajeev Shukla, Derek O’ Brien, Ram Gopal Yadav and Tiruchi Siva.
 
The leaders will raise a discussion on India’s foreign policy and engagement with strategic partners.
 
The Congress is also likely to raise the issue of income tax raids being carried out on Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar's residence.
 
The Congress on Wednesday created a ruckus in both the Houses of Parliament after the Income Tax department raided Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar's residence and at a private resort in Bengaluru where 44 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat are staying.
 
The Congress alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Central Government was indulging in political witch-hunt just to defeat Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat. 

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