She said while the Prime Minister says there is no intrusion into Indian territory, experts after seeing satellite images talk of the presence of Chinese troops in our territory confirming the intrusions.
Key demands raised by Congress were for direct cash transfer of Rs. 7,500 per month for a period of six months for poor households, distribution of free ration to the needy, safe transportation of stranded migrants back to their native towns and increasing the work days under MGNREGA to 200.
Sonia Gandhi, the Congress interim President, also managed a coup of sorts by ensuring not just the participation of the Trinamool Congress but also of Mamata Banerjee herself, despite the presence of Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D. Raja in the discussion, writes Puneet Nicholas Yadav.
Sonia Gandhi's biggest challenge will be to strike a quick balance between the ego of veteran leaders and the aspirations of youngsters as Assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand approach
The way the Congress party handled the selection of new Chief Ministers for the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, it suggests that the 'high command' culture in the party may have given way to more inner-party democracy. The same cannot be said for the BJP.