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2024 Elections Top Agenda, Front’s Name, and EVMs

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be the target of the opposition parties’ strategy-setting meetings today and tomorrow in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The meeting’s invitations, which were delivered by Congress, were distributed by Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s leader. In order to present a united front against the BJP, he called representatives from all the main and minor parties to the meeting.

26 opposition parties’ top leaders are anticipated to attend the summit.

Since the first Opposition gathering on June 23 this year in Patna, this is the second. There were a total of 15 parties present at the conference.

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– Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut Says Will Discuss EVM Machines, Seat Sharing

The conference would cover a variety of topics, according to MP Sanjay Raut of the Uddhav Thackeray group, including EVM machines, seat sharing for the Lok Sabha, and the front’s name.

– HD Kumaraswamy Says JDS Has Not Received Any Invites

JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy claims he hasn’t received any invitations for the opposition or the NDA alliance ahead of today’s gathering of the opposition. “Opposition has never considered JDS to be a part of them,” HDK continued.

Any speculation about JDS joining the NDA, he said, was premature and the party wanted to concentrate on growing.

 Preparations Take Place Ahead of The Opposition meeting Today

Visuals demonstrate that hoardings of the leaders present at the opposition gathering today have been erected around Bengaluru’s streets.

Today will mark the start of a two-day brainstorming session to establish and organize a plan of action against the BJP.

– NCP Leader Sharad Pawar to Attend Meeting on July 18

On the second day of the Opposition gathering, July 18, it is confirmed that NCP leader Sharad Pawar and party working president Supriya Sule will participate.

NCP Leader Sharad Pawar to Skip The Meet

Sharad Pawar, a former chief minister of Maharashtra, would not attend the opposition gathering. In Mumbai, he will meet with party legislators.

It was previously a significant milestone when Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) split and his nephew Ajit Pawar joined the Eknath Shinde-BJP partnership in Maharashtra.

However, organizations like the TMC and the Congress have shown their support for Sharad Pawar and said that this has furthered the opposition’s unity.

-Such Meetings Have No ‘Political Meaning’: BJP Leader Basavaraj Bommai 

Before the Opposition gathering in Bengaluru, BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai claimed that such gatherings are not political forums and that any number of meetings might take place without having any bearing.

According to Bommai, defeating PM Modi and the BJP is the only motivation for the Opposition to come together. He credited PM Modi for the country’s quick economic recovery following COVID-19 and said that as a result, the Prime Minister has gained reputation on a global scale.

– Sonia Gandhi to Attend the Meet

Sonia Gandhi, the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party, is anticipated to attend a dinner gathering on July 17. She might also go to the second day’s more official meeting, where the plans for strategizing will be discussed.

– AAP to Attend The Opposition Meet in Bengaluru

On Sunday, AAP became the newest party to announce its attendance. This action follows Congress’s support of Kejriwal’s opposition to the Delhi Ordinance. Kejriwal received a lot of support from important parties, including the Congress.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led party made this choice after having an important meeting of its political affairs committee (PAC) on Sunday, taking into account the fulfillment of its primary demand.

Raghav Chadha, a member of the PAC and a Rajya Sabha MP for the AAP, told the reporters, “The Congress party has clarified its viewpoint today. We approve of the choice. On July 17 and 18, Arvind Kejriwal will serve as the leader of AAP, which will attend the gathering of like-minded parties.

– Who All Can Be Seen Attending The Meet

Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray, and MP Sanjay Raut will all be present at the meeting in addition to AAP.

Laut stated, “This is a very important meeting.”

Rahul Gandhi is anticipated to attend the Bengaluru meeting as well.

Abhishek Banerjee, general secretary of the TMC, and Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of Bengal, will both attend the meeting.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, the head of the RJD, confirmed his attendance at the conference as well.

The chief ministers of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, and Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, will also go to Bengaluru for the gathering of the opposition.

– Eight New Parties Will Be in Attendance

The discussions against the BJP will also include eight additional parties that did not attend the initial conference in Patna.

These parties include the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the Revolutionary Socialist Party, the Kongu Desa Makkal Katchi, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), the Kerala Congress (Joseph), and the Kerala Congress (Mani).