India, Nov. 22 -- The newly formed Congress panel on economic affairs met on Saturday to discuss the state of the country's economy and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on it, people aware of the development said.

(Hindustan Times) -- The panel on economic affairs, headed by former PM Manmohan Singh, held its introductory meeting and discussed the overall state of the economy, expressing concern that for the first time it has gone into a recession. The other members of the committee are former Union ministers P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jairam Ramesh, who is also its convener, and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh.

A Congress functionary said the leaders during the meeting discussed the strategy to be adopted by the ...