On Tuesday, the second and last day of the opposition unity gathering in Bengaluru is scheduled to start. There, 26 like-minded parties will join forces with the goal of challenging the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections the following year.
On the other side, the Bharatiya Janata Party will host a gathering of the 38 members of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Tuesday in the capital. Narendra Modi, the prime minister, will preside over the NDA gathering. The NDA summit is being planned to commemorate the end of PM Modi’s nine-year central administration.
Meanwhile, the first day of the Opposition party’s meeting started with the dinner meeting hosted by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
After the dinner Congress leader BK Hariprasad said that the meeting started with a good signal and it would be the end of BJP in 2024.
On being asked about the NDA meeting scheduled to be held in Delhi, he said, “That would be National Disaster Alliance”.
Earlier, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav hoped that the people of the country would hand the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a massive defeat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“…2/3rd of the population is going to defeat BJP. I hope that the people of the country will give BJP a massive defeat…I am receiving inputs from all corners of the country that the BJP will be wiped out…,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said ahead of the Opposition meeting.
Meanwhile, the draft agenda of the joint opposition meeting set up a subcommittee for drafting the common minimum programme and communications points for the alliance for the 2024 general elections for chalking out the joint programme of parties, which includes rallies, conventions and agitation.
They plan to discuss the process for deciding seat sharing on a state-to-state basis and the name for the alliance is also on the table. The opposition parties may also discuss the issue of EVM and suggest reforms to the Election Commission. The opposition leaders also set up a common secretariat for the proposed alliance.
Moreover, several committees are expected to be formed which will hold meetings to deliberate on various issues pertaining to the alliance. Various groups and sub-groups may also be formed.