To stop BJP's 2019 march, Opposition parties to meet in Delhi today

  • To stop BJP's 2019 march, Opposition parties to meet in Delhi today

To stop BJP's 2019 march, Opposition parties to meet in Delhi today

Pawar had earlier confirmed that he would depute a representative for the meeting.

A senior Congress leader said that they would be looking closely at the issues raised by Shah and the response that it would evoke before deciding on what Rahul's speech would be.

Leaders of 18 Opposition parties led by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will meet to chalk out a common strategy to corner the NDA government on a range of issues in the national capital on Friday.

The leaders of 16 Opposition parties, however, deliberated on evolving an "alternative narrative" to counter the BJP.

After the intense political developments and the Election Commission (EC) declaring two votes invalid, Ahmed Patel was able to retain his Rajya Sabha seat. "And what we get in return is accusations", Patel said.

In recent months, as the tension in Maharashtra between the BJP and its junior partner, the Shiv Sena, has swollen, there has been talk of Mr Pawar back-channelling offers of help, suggesting that he could fill in if the Sena yes exits the government.

JD (U) general secretary KC Tyagi said calling our party members in a meeting of Opposition leaders revealed Sonia Gandhi's wrong intentions.

Meanwhile, with Ahmed Patel emerging victorious in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls, the NCP on Wednesday reminded the Congress that this triumph happened due to their help, and the grand old party must remember this in the future.

The Trinamul chief also met President Ram Nath Kovind.

Though the Nitish Kumar-led JDU has been excluded from the list following its realignment with BJP, Congress has signalled a solidarity message by extending invitation to dissenting JDU leader Sharad Yadav, even though he will be in the middle of a Bihar tour on Friday.

At its meeting today, the opposition plans to strategise on how to confront the BJP in the next few months, both within and outside parliament. About one lakh people are expected to attend the rally.