With an purpose to unite your entire Opposition to counter the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi within the nationwide capital on Sunday. It’s pertinent to say that will probably be the primary assembly between the three events in additional than 5 years.
Each the leaders are arriving in Delhi to attend a rally to be held in Fatehabad district on the start anniversary of Indian Nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) founder late Chaudhary Devi Lal by INLD chief OP Chautala. Earlier on Tuesday, Lalu had mentioned he, together with Nitish Kumar, will meet Sonia in Delhi. “Everybody must be alert, BJP must be uprooted in 2024. I’ll go to Delhi and meet Sonia Gandhi quickly. I may also meet Rahul Gandhi after the completion of his padyatra,” mentioned the RJD supremo.
Nevertheless, Ballot strategist Prashant Kishor mentioned there’s a want for a “credible face” and mass motion to hunt individuals’s vote within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and opined that assembly leaders of varied political events “wouldn’t make a lot of a distinction”. He mentioned such conferences can’t be seen as Opposition unity or political improvement. He additional mentioned, “Those that do not consider this want to attend and watch. It’s going to definitely occur. I will not touch upon no matter somebody says”.
Throughout his final go to to Delhi, Nitish Kumar met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Social gathering leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, Communist Social gathering of India (Marxist) basic secretary Sitaram Yechury, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kumar met with the Opposition leaders after he broke his alliance with the BJP and joined arms with Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Congress and different events to kind a ‘Mahagathbandhan’ authorities in Bihar.
Earlier Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekhar Rao had additionally visited Bihar and met Nitish Kumar, and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav as a part of efforts towards forging opposition unity. In the meantime, varied posters of Nitish Kumar projecting him as a major ministerial candidate within the 2024 Lok Sabha election had been seen in Patna final month.
The posters put up by JD(U) promised good governance, and gave the slogan ‘Pradesh mein dikha, desh mein dikhega’. Taking a swipe at BJP, one other poster carried the caption, “Jumla Nahi Haqiqat Hai” (No lies solely actuality). Moreover, Tejashwi Yadav had earlier acknowledged that Kumar might be a “robust candidate” for the Prime Minister’s publish within the 2024 elections.
In 2020, the BJP-JD(U) fought election in an alliance and went on to kind the federal government with Nitish Kumar being given the Chief Minister’s publish.
In lower than two years’ time, Nitish Kumar flipped his selections and in a shock transfer went on to sew an alliance with RJD and Congress to kind a ‘Grand Alliance’ authorities in Bihar.