BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, on Sunday, mocked the scheduled meeting of opposition parties in New Delhi. He stated that they (opposition) should first declare a prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government.
“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,” he said.
“We have Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is their PM candidate?” he added.
Taking a dig at the CM, senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said she should clarify whether the Communist Party of India(Marxist) and the Congress, also part of the opposition meeting, were friends or opponents of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Bengal.
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“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,” he 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,” Roy said.
In a major step towards forming an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) front, top opposition leaders will huddle in the national capital on Monday, to discuss forging a grand alliance to take on the saffron party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The meeting has been called by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo has invited the leaders of all the non-BJP parties to attend the meet.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi are expected to attend the meet at the Parliament House Annexe. Among the likely attendees are Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah, and Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy.