The finance minister ruled out a cut in the excise duty on petrol and diesel for now, saying the government has to pay for the oil bonds issued by the UPA in the past.
Joshi informed the meeting that the government had identified 29 bills, including six ordinance replacing Bills, and two items of financial business for the session.
The senior leader said during its tenure, the UPA government collected a cess of Rs 6.45 per litre on petrol and gave Rs 3 to the states.
Fuel price rise: Congress to hold press conferences across country to highlight failures of Modi government
Congress leader P Chidambaram will address the media in Delhi and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, will hold a press conference in Mumbai.
This was decided at a meeting of the party general secretaries and various state in-charges convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress also demanded reduction in excise duties on petroleum products imposed by the Centre and the VAT by various state governments.