New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hosted a lunch for UPA MPs a day after she held a strategy session with leaders of the opposition alliance.
The lunch was earlier scheduled on June 5 but was postponed after the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident last week.
Apart from MPs and leaders from Congress and constituents of the UPA--- NCP, National Conference, RLD, IUML-- leaders of parties supporting the UPA like RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JMM chief Shibu Soren also attended the lunch during which a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes were served.
The lunch in Parliament Annexe today was the first such occasion to interact with them after the worst electoral debacle of the party and the alliance. She had held a meeting of the UPA Coordination Committee last week.
It was organised at a time when suspense continued on the issue of the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
Also, the two-day debate in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President for his address began today.