Flag row: Sonia meets senior Congress leaders

With BJP in a confrontational mode on issues of flag hoisting in Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday held deliberations with senior party leaders Pranab Mukherjee, A K Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad here.

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011, 23:40 PM IST

New Delhi: With BJP in a confrontational
mode on issues of flag hoisting in Kashmir and recall of
Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj, Congress President Sonia
Gandhi on Monday held deliberations with senior party leaders
Pranab Mukherjee, A K Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad here.
Gandhi`s political secretary Ahmed Patel was also
present at the meeting at her residence.

Union Minster Azad is also party`s general secretary
in-charge of Karnataka where Congress and BJP are engaged in a
virtual showdown after Bhardwaj sanctioned the prosecution of
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in alleged land scams.

Azad is also former Chief Minister of Jammu and
Kashmir which is currently in focus over the opposition BJP`s
plan to hoist national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

Congress and BJP are engaged in a war of words over
the issue with the ruling party accusing the latter of
engaging in "political opportunism" while opposition party has
accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Omar Abdullah
government of "surrendering" to separatists and showing
"disproportionate and panic reaction".
PTI