Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawarmet Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and party leaders Rahul Gandhi and KC Venugopal in Delhi on Thursday evening as efforts to forge an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls gather pace.
Following the meeting at Kharge’s residence, Rahul Gandhi said, “the process of uniting opposition has started; this is a beginning, all parties are committed towards forging unity.”
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Interestingly, the meeting comes days after Pawar distanced himself from the Congress’s demand of a JPC probeinto allegations levelled against the Adani Group by short-selling firm Hindenburg Research. Pawar said he believes the Adani Group is being “targeted” by unknown entities whose motives he questioned. However, he subsequently took a U-turn, saying he would not oppose a JPC for the sake of Opposition unity.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day In Premium | First steps towards Oppn unity: Nitish Kumar to reach out to six parties, Cong to contact the rest
The meeting also comes a day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadavof the Rashtriya Janata Dal met Kharge and Gandhi at the Congress president’s 10, Rajaji Marg residence. The discussions revolved around forging a united front to take on the BJP.
Kharge, meanwhile, said the opposition parties have decided to unite and that they will talk to all parties. All parties should come together to save the country, democracy and ensure freedom of speech, he added.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Sharad Pawar, on his part, said this was a beginning and that discussions will be held with other parties like the TMC to bring them together.© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd