Lalu, Nitish meet Sonia | Policy
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav met Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi on Sunday in a bid to unite opposition parties to take on BJP in general election of 2024.
The meeting at Gandhi’s residence on Janpath 10 is seen as very crucial in forging opposition unity as efforts are underway to reconcile differences between the Congress and some regional parties that have historically been at loggerheads.
It was Kumar’s first meeting with Gandhi since he cut ties with the BJP and joined the RJD and Congress to form the Bihar government in August.
Earlier in the day, Kumar called for uniting all opposition parties, including Congress and the left, to confront the BJP and said this ”main opposition front” will ensure that the saffron party will lose badly in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. .
If all non-BJP parties unite then they can get rid of those working to destroy the country, Kumar said at a rally organized by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana to mark the birthday of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal. .
INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala, Sukhbir Singh Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal, both with a long history of fighting Congress, were on stage along with other top leaders such as Sharad Pawar of NCP, Sitaram Yechury of CPI (M) and Arvind Sawant of the Shiv Sena.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was also on the scene in what was seen as a step towards unity among non-BJP parties.
However, no member of Congress attended the rally.
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