New Delhi: Top leaders of 24 opposition parties are expected to attend a meeting today in Bengaluru to chalk out the plan to take on the BJP in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The opposition leaders propose ironing out their differences and projecting a united front in next year’s general elections. Therefore, the proposal has been made to set up a subcommittee for drafting a common minimum program and communication points for the Opposition alliance for the 2024 general elections.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha said, “Today, the Congress party cleared its position in Delhi Ordinance. We welcome the announcement. Along with this, AAP will attend the opposition meet in Bengaluru”.
A day ahead of the scheduled meeting, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut said that he shall participate in the meeting along with the party chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray. Congress leader Sonia Gandhi is also expected to participate today. Besides, party president Mallikarjun Kharge has invited several smaller parties to the conclave to send out clear signals that most of the anti-BJP forces in the country are now coming together.
The NDA expects nearly 30 parties to reiterate their support for the alliance before the Monsoon session begins on July 20. Earlier in June this year, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar hosted the first meeting of opposition leaders with the objective of forging a united opposition front to fight the BJP in next year’s general elections. More than 30 leaders from various political parties participated in the event that was held in Patna.