Gandhi made the observation in the brief interaction she had with the new chief whip Sandeep Dikshit and his team in the Parliament office. The instructions come in view of key bills, including the Food Security Ordinance that the government wants to pass in the Monsoon session.

She also wants the Congress lawmakers to set an example by being regular in attendance in the Lower House so that a message goes out not only to the people but also to the Opposition parties. There have been instances in the past sessions when the treasury benches had thin attendance even as the House took up important debates.

Dikshit is the new chief whip with Madhu Goud Yaskhi, MP from Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad, as his deputy. The three new whips are Ijayraj Singh from Rajasthan, R Dhruvnarayan from Karnataka and Ravneet Singh Bittoo from Punjab.


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