In an effort to reaches out to other Opposition parties to chart out a strategy, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury for an hour. The meeting between the two took place in Congress office in Parliament.
Over a cup of coffee, the two leaders discussed GST Bill, EVM tampering and farm loan waiver issues, the sources said. The leaders also discussed the political situation in West Bengal.
"The leaders in the hour-long meeting discussed the issue of EVM tampering and that the Opposition led by the Congress can demand for an independent inquiry on the same in the coming days," sources added.
During the discussion, Rahul Gandhi and Yechury tried to understand the major difference between the UPA and NDA's GST Bill. In the end, both came to the conclusion that GST Council cannot be the supreme authority and that Parliament can't be bypassed on important bills like this.
FARM LOAN WAIVER
The Amethi MP has already given a green signal to his party leaders to up the ante seeking loan waiver for farmers across the country. Yechury and Rahul Gandhi decided that the farm loan waiver issue should be raised in both houses and across the state.
The meeting has been loaded with lot of significance. For the Congress, Rahul Gandhi has rolled out a strategy to rope in Opposition parties under a 'United Opposition' banner to corner the Central government. For Yechury, he would need the Congress support to give another shot to Rajya Sabha seat as his tenure is coming to an end.