Opposition Meet Bengaluru: It has become clear from the second meeting of opposition leaders in Bengaluru that the 2024 contest is not going to be easy for the BJP-led NDA.
Defeat in two consecutive Lok Sabha elections has made the opposition realize that without unity it is impossible to oust the government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After brainstorming for two days, the opposition decided to name the front as ‘INDIA’. Despite the objection of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, 26 opposition parties agreed to name the alliance as ‘INDIA’.
It is obvious that the Lok Sabha elections of 2024 is mainly going to be a bipolar fight between the two alliances – the ruling NDA and INDIA.
Opposition leaders had gathered in Bengaluru to chalk out a strategy for the Lok Sabha elections 2024.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has displayed considerable magnanimity a big heart before the Lok Sabha elections. He has offered to give up some seats for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh. During yesterday’s opposition meeting, the issue of seats for the Congress figured prominently. The meeting of opposition parties in Bengaluru continued for two days.
Uttar Pradesh is an important state from the political point of view since it has the maximum number of Lok Sabha seats. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress was reduced to just one seat in Uttar Pradesh.
The alliance of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) had got 39.23 percent of the vote share. In order to strengthen opposition unity and the INDIA alliance, the Congress has given up the temptation of the Prime Minister’s post in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The SP has also shown a big heart with the Congress displaying flexibility. On June 23, 15 opposition leaders under the leadership of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had gathered in Patna before the meeting in Bengaluru.