Mission 2024: Nitish Kumar asserts Opposition ‘united’ to forge pre-poll alliance to take on BJP-led NDA
Mission 2024: In a bid to mount a strong challenge to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (U) leader Nitish Kumar has insisted that the opposition parties are on the same page to form an alliance ahead of the polls. are 2024 General Elections.
Talking to reporters at the Patna airport on Thursday, he said “talks” are going on with several opposition leaders and most of them are “united” to come together. “During my stay in Delhi, I met several opposition leaders…everyone is speaking in one direction (all speaking with one voice). We are working to form an alliance against the BJP-led NDA before the 2024 general elections. Talks are going on with other non-BJP leaders… this will continue in the future as well,” Kumar explained.
‘Opposition leaders ready to come together’
Further, he claimed that most of the leaders have shown willingness to work together to oppose the BJP in a united manner. “This is not the first time I have met non-BJP leaders in Delhi. Talks are on with other non-BJP leaders…they have also expressed their willingness to fight unitedly against the BJP-led government”, Kumar added.
During his two-day stay in Delhi, Kumar met and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, AICC. President Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met. Apart from this, he met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and many other opposition leaders.
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Is Nitish eyeing the post of Prime Minister?
The Chief Minister of Bihar has already made it clear that he has no desire to become the Prime Minister. On several occasions in the past, Kumar said he was looking forward to playing a “positive” role in building opposition unity against the ruling NDA at the Centre.
Asked to comment on Bihar BJP chief Samrat Choudhary’s comment that all opposition leaders are symbols of corruption, Kumar refused to get involved in the issues and said, “I have nothing to say on that.” Ha… these are absurd comments. Let them (BJP) say what they are saying.
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Nitish met with opposition leaders
Earlier on Wednesday, Bihar Chief Minister and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav met Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
After the meeting, Kharge said to fight the elections unitedly. Rahul Gandhi also spoke of “standing together and fighting together”. Kejriwal said it is important for all opposition parties to unite and oust the BJP-led government in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
It should be noted here that the meetings are being seen as an attempt by the Congress and other opposition parties to further their ‘unity’ shown during the budget session of Parliament that ended on April 6.
(with inputs from agencies)
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