Top leaders of the opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance or INDIA began hectic parleys in the third two-day joint meeting of the alliance in Mumbai on Thursday to chart out a concrete roadmap to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
At the informal gathering, chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar asked the alliance leaders to “take quick decisions” and their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal suggested that seat-sharing talks must start at the state-level, reported claimed. Several leaders in the bloc also cautioned against an early general election, which is due for April-May 2024.
“Leaders of 28 parties participated in meeting and discussions were held on several key issues. We will hold a press conference on Friday. The logo was also supposed to be unveiled but that too is being discussed. There is a meeting once again after breakfast on Friday.,” said NCP leader Anil Deshmukh after the informal meeting of the INDIA alliance.
The first meeting of the joint opposition convened in Patna on June 23 and the second meeting was held in Bengaluru on July 17-18.
- INDIA bloc leaders hold talks to decide agenda for main meetingTop leaders of the Opposition’s INDIA alliance held talks in an informal setting here on Thursday evening to chart out a concrete roadmap and evolve a structure for cooperation among the alliance partners to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) met informally and were understood to have deliberated on fixing agenda of the formal meeting on Friday when key decisions about the alliance’s future strategy would be taken.”The meeting was good. You will know the details tomorrow,” Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray told reporters.Thackeray hosted dinner for the INDIA leaders after the meeting. The run-up to the meeting saw the Adani issue take centre stage with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi holding a press conference on the premises of Grand Hyatt hotel in suburban Santacruz where the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) leaders had gathered.
Opposition INDIA bloc vows to prepare on war footing for 2024 polls
Opposition bloc INDIA on Thursday decided to get into poll mode and speed up its plans to take on the NDA in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, with some leaders stressing on the urgency to finalise seat sharing and come out with a joint agenda in a few weeks’ time.
Top opposition leaders, who met here for a few hours in an informal setting on the first day of the third round of talks of their alliance, emphasised that they must get their act together at the earliest and vowed to finalise a coordination committee along with four sub-groups to chalk out their election plans.
Sources said Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge told the leaders to give one name from their respective parties for being part of the coordination committee.
Source : Hindustan Times