Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar collectively with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) patriarch Lalu Prasad and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday.
they’re arriving in Delhi to attend a rally to mark the delivery anniversary of former deputy Prime Minister and Indian nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) founder Devi Lal in Fatehabad, Haryana organised by INLD chief O.P. Chautala.
The meeting assumes significance inside the backdrop of discussions on Opposition unity. each Mr. Kumar and the RJD is pushing for a pre-ballot alliance forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha election reasonably than a loosely tied collectively entrance. “we’re taking a look at 2004 trend pre-ballot alliance the place alliances might very effectively be concretised on the State diploma between events who’re snug sharing house like now we have one in Bihar,” a senior RJD chief said. Such an alliance can explored in 5 principal States — Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharastra, which collectively despatched 222 members to the Lok Sabha.
in the meantime, CPI(M) regular Secretary Sitaram Yechury asserted that Opposition unity on the nationwide diploma is a chimera that nobody ought to chase. “i’ve said it repeatedly, that alliances ought to be original on the State diploma preserving in thoughts the distinctive political components of every State,” he said.
In 2004 too informal alliances existed earlier to the election amongst the numerous a quantity of of the constituent events of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on the State diploma. The Congress for event was in alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) in Jharkhand, the Nationalist Congress social gathering (NCP) in Maharashtra, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu and the RJD and the LJP in Bihar.
The rally organised by INLD chief O.P. Chautala shall be attended by a quantity of Opposition leaders collectively with NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena chief and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, DMK chief Kanimozhi and nationwide convention chief Farooq Abdullah. Mr. Yechury too shall be current on the rally. INLD chief and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has additionally despatched invites to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Telangana Chief Minister okay. Chandrashekar Rao and Telugu Desam social gathering chief (TDP) Chandrababu Naidu, for attending the closing public meeting. Samajwadi social gathering president Akhilesh Yadav has additionally been invited.
whereas Ms. Banerjee is simply not going to be attending the rally, the social gathering’s Rajya Sabha Chief Whip Sukendu Shekhar Rao shall be representing the Trinamool Congress.