Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge recently held a meeting with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) in Delhi, where they discussed the idea of uniting all opposition parties and fighting the upcoming elections together. The meeting is significant, as several opposition parties are making efforts to form a united opposition alliance to challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Historic Step Towards Opposition Unity
Former MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi, hailed the meeting as a historic step towards opposition unity. He stated that the opposition parties would develop a vision for the country, take all parties along in the ideological battle, and fight attacks on institutions together.
Efforts to Bring Opposition Parties Together
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, along with his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, also met with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge to discuss opposition unity. Kumar stated that they would try to unite as many parties as possible and work together in the future.
Congress leader Kharge also spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president MK Stalin and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray about opposition unity.
Coalition Government in Bihar
The JDU, RJD, and Congress are part of a coalition government in Bihar, and they are currently in talks with other opposition parties to bring them together on a common platform to fight against the BJP. The leaders of these parties recently had a dinner party hosted by Kharge at his residence in Delhi, followed by lunch, where they reiterated their resolve to raise the voice of the people together and give a new direction to the country.
JDU chief Lalan Singh also urged Congress to take the lead in uniting opposition parties. Overall, the meeting between these leaders marks a significant step towards opposition unity and could have a significant impact on the upcoming elections.