This is the first meeting of the CPP during the ongoing Winter session. The meeting assumes significance as it is being held in the wake of opposition offensive against the government's move to demonetise high value denomination currency notes.
The Congress, along with other opposition parties, has attacked the demonetisation move and has been demanding presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in both Houses of Parliament to discuss the issue. Congress has alleged that note ban has hit the common man hard and is seeking to raise the concerns of the people, in Parliament.
Gandhi had been unwell and has just returned from hospital following a viral infection.