As the Opposition leaders called a meeting of grand alliance today, the BJP has raised some pertinent question asking to declare the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu had called a meeting of the all the Opposition leaders and the non-BJP parties to discuss the future course of the alliance and strategize for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya mocked the scheduled meet of the Opposition party which was called ahead of the declaration of Assembly election results.
“It's really good to see opposition parties trying to forge an alliance to fight against us. But first, let them declare their prime ministerial candidate, then they should dream of fighting against us and ousting us,” said Kailash.
He added saying, “We have Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Who is their PM candidate?”
Taking a dig at the grand alliance, senior BJP leader Mukul Roy asked whether Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) are a part of the “Mahagathbandhan” and whether these parties are contesting together or are still opponent to each other.
Roy said, “When the TMC was born in 1998, Mamata Banerjee and her party used to say both the Congress and the CPI(M) are political opponents.”
He added that, “The TMC throughout its 20-year history has termed the CPI(M) as its number one political opponent. So now, it should clarify whether the two have become friends.”
Tomorrows state assembly result will decide the future course of the alliance after Congress has remained at the fulcrum of the “Mahagathbandhan.”
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Delhi: Dr Manmohan Singh, Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu, Arvind Kejriwal, Farooq Abdullah, MK Stalin and others arrive at Parliament House Annexe for meeting of opposition parties pic.twitter.com/sWEv6b4tIO— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2018
Total 17 parties are present in the meeting of opposition leaders that is underway at Parliament House Annexe in Delhi. No representation from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) & Samajwadi Party (SP) yet https://t.co/h5IkGpKLMR— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2018