The opposition has come together again Wednesday to fine tune their strategy as they look to oust the Modi led BJP govt. in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India. Among the points discussed were to evolve a common minimum program in their bid to present a unified front before the polls.
The regional parties also decided to set aside their state level differences and put up a common fight at the national level, something that is being considered extremely crucial in their anti-Modi stance. It only during the last sitting of the present Lok Sabha that the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came to be accused by a state congress leader for being corrupt, drawing a sharp retort from the state chief.
No wonder the incident also brought to the fore the several challenges that such a common anti-Modi front poses for it to be a viable political opponent to the ruling party. Nonetheless, the regional parties later met in the residence of NCP leader Sharad Pawar where they discussed the various formalities of their political program.
Among those present in the meeting included Congress President Rahul Gandhi, as well as the Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Delhi namely Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu and Arvind Kejriwal respectively. All of them vowed to save the democratic compulsions of India for the greater good of the country.
The meeting is also crucial as this is the first time that the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress President Rahul Gandhi even though the former have always been vocal of the various corruption charges the Congress has been facing.