New Delhi: The initial meeting of the Coordination Committee within the Opposition bloc in India is set to prioritize discussions on seat-sharing negotiations and formulating a campaign strategy for the Lok Sabha elections. This crucial committee, consisting of 14 members, will gather at Sharad Pawars residence in Delhi this evening.
According to sources, leaders from opposition parties are eager to establish a seat-sharing formula that allows them to select unified candidates who will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates for Lok Sabha seats. However, some leaders have stressed the importance of setting aside egos and vested interests to reach such a formula.
Although specific criteria for seat allocation have not yet been decided, there are indications that recent electoral performance on seats may significantly influence the decision-making process.
While it remains uncertain whether a final decision on seat sharing will be reached during today’s meeting, this matter is expected to be thoroughly discussed as an aspect.
In addition, the leaders will concentrate on developing a campaign strategy to challenge the BJP in the elections. There have been indications of talks that involve aspects, like interacting with the voters organizing rallies and coordinating door-to-door canvassing campaigns that are adapted to the specific characteristics of each state.