According to sources, Mrs Gandhi became a victim of a confusion at the Congress Parliamentary Affairs Committee meeting which later was cancelled. The Congress President arrived at the meeting only to find no other Congress leaders present.
Media reports informed that the meeting had to be cancelled owing to miscommunication. Mrs Gandhi was reported to have arrive for the meeting at 9:30 am on Friday morning while the meeting was scheduled for 10 am.
After finding no one around, she left the venue of the meeting. This embarrassment for Mrs Gandhi came just a day after an incident in which political parties in Parliament refused to share seats with her party members.
Media report claimed that many political parties including Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJD, YSR Congress informed Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan about their unwillingness to sit with Congress in the House. Other parties, which refused to share benches in the House with Congress members, were -- AIADMK, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).
Media report also claimed that the Speaker has been facing the problem while attempting to allot seats in the newly elected 16th Lok Sabha. Political parties reportedly asserted that the Speaker should keep in mind that their political positioning are different from Congress and BJP and their seating arrangement in Parliament should reflect that.