Sharad Pawar to host a meeting of non-Congress opposition parties on Tuesday

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will host a meeting of non-Congress opposition parties on Tuesday. The meeting is believed to be part of efforts to form an opposition alliance

Sharad Pawar to host a meeting of non-Congress opposition parties on Tuesday

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will host a meeting of non-Congress opposition parties on Tuesday. Pawar has called this meeting of opposition parties to explore the possibility of 'uniting' against PM Narendra Modi and BJP. Congress has not been invited to the meeting. Trinamool Congress leader Yashwant Sinha representatives of "Rashtra Manch" as well as leaders of some non-Congress opposition parties will meet Sharad Pawar at 4:00 PM tomorrow. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav was also invited, but party MP Manoj Jha is not in Delhi tomorrow. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has also been invited for Sharad Pawar's home meeting. The details of this meeting came after election strategist Prashant Kishor met Sharad Pawar on Sunday.

After Prashant Kishor met Sharad Pawar for the second time in the last two weeks, the discussions of the opposition alliance against Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party have gained momentum in view of the general elections to be held after two years. The meeting between Pawar and Prashant Kishor took place in Delhi before the two had met on June 11 at the NCP chief's residence in Mumbai. Sunday's meeting lasted for about half an hour, before that on May 11, the meeting lasted for about four hours. According to sources, in view of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the option of a third front without Congress and BJP and a joint PM candidate from the opposition to challenge PM Modi can be discussed in the meeting. Many parties have expressed their desire to join such a group.

Sources said the Trinamool Congress's victory in the West Bengal elections has shown that it is possible to overthrow the BJP and its considered invincible "electoral machinery". Prashant Kumar was Mamata Banerjee's "strategist" in the West Bengal assembly elections. He had led the Trinamool Congress to victory in this tough 'battle' against a tough challenge from the BJP and paved the way for the TMC, led by Mamata, to come to power for the third time. After the victory in West Bengal, when Mamta was asked whether she saw herself as a prime ministerial candidate, she did not give a direct answer. The Trinamool Congress chief had said, 'In my view, together we can fight the 'battle' of 2024, but we have to fight Covid-19 first. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has also advocated the alliance of opposition parties at the national level. Raut had said that he had also spoken to Sharad Pawar about this.