Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha on Sunday said it was up to the Congress to decide on an alliance with the party after the Congress unit in Punjab raised objections to an alliance amid ongoing efforts by leaders for a united front against the BJP-led NDA in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Raghav Chadha while talking to ANI said, “Congress and only Congress has to decide on this. Who are we going to dictate to them? But in the meeting I attended in Bangalore. There, all the opposition representatives were of the same opinion that we have to come together to save the country by avoiding these three important words, personal ambitions, differences and differences.”
The young leader raised the issue of inflation and unemployment and insisted on removing the ruling government.
He further said, “Today the country is struggling with inflation and unemployment. The country wants to avoid the onslaught of an incompetent and ruthless government. So we all came together to save the country. It was the same in 1977, even today that dictatorial government is ruling the country and it must be removed.”
Meanwhile, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Waring termed AAP’s inclusion in the ‘Bharat’ alliance as ‘unacceptable’. He alleged that AAP targeted his party leaders and one of its leaders, OP Soni, was forcibly imprisoned.
Furthermore, Punjab LOP and Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa said, “Punjab Congress unit is completely against it (alliance with AAP)… I will meet Mallikarjun Kharg on Monday and request him not to ally with them (AAP). We have not been in alliance with them in the past and will not be in future.”
The opposition alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections has been named India (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance).
Mallikarjun Kharg, president of the main opposition Congress party, said India stood for an “Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance”. The development comes as top leaders of 26 opposition parties across the country met in Bengaluru on Tuesday to discuss a unified strategy against the ruling NDA alliance at the Center led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
26 parties resolved to “protect the concept of India enshrined in the Constitution”. Leaders of twenty-six opposition parties meeting in Bengaluru on Tuesday accused the BJP of systematically attacking “our republican character” and expressed their unwavering resolve to “defend the idea of India”.
The collective resolution of 26 political parties belonging to India alleged that the pillars of the Indian Constitution are being “systematically and menacingly undermined”.
“We, the leaders of 26 progressive parties of India, express our determination to protect the concept of India enshrined in the Constitution. Our republican character is being seriously undermined by the BJP in a systematic manner. We are at the most crucial juncture in the history of our country. The Indian social pillar, the main pillar of social justice.
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