Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav met Congress President Sonia Gandhi within the nationwide capital on Sunday with the objective of uniting the complete Opposition to oppose the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. It’s price noting that that is the primary time the three events have met in over 5 years. This was additionally Kumar’s first assembly with Gandhi since breaking with the BJP in August and forming the Bihar authorities with the RJD and the Congress.
The assembly at Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence is taken into account very essential in forging an Opposition unity as efforts are on to reconcile variations between the Congress and a few regional events which were at loggerheads historically, stories PTI.
The assembly is vital not solely to strengthen the Opposition for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024 but additionally for different causes, based on ANI, because the social gathering chief will search assurance from Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi within the ‘unity of the opposition to agree on compromises.’
Lalu and Nitish will even ask Gandhi for permission to method the Opposition camp by assembly with leaders of regional events who’re politically against the Congress and persuade them to affix the alliance.
JDU and RJD leaders are anticipated to method the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress Social gathering in Andhra Pradesh, the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana, the Left in Kerala, the Samajwadi Social gathering (SP), the Bahujan Samajwadi Social gathering (BSP), Odisha’s Biju Janata Dal ((BJD), and Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and the Nationwide Convention (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
In keeping with ANI, Congress can be keen to compromise if Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar got the “enormous Proper of Coordination” for bringing leaders to the opposition camp.
Earlier within the day, Kumar known as on all opposition events, together with the Congress and the Left, to unite towards the BJP, claiming that this “essential entrance of opposition” will make sure the saffron social gathering suffers a crushing defeat within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, nonetheless, no congress member attended the rally organised by the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana to mark former deputy prime minister Devi Lal’s beginning anniversary.
INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, each of whom have an extended historical past of opposing the Congress, shared the stage with different senior leaders together with the NCP’s Sharad Pawar, the CPI (M)’s Sitaram Yechury, and Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav was additionally current, in what was seen as a step towards non-BJP unity.
(With Inputs From Companies)