Opposition parties met in Patna on Friday to discuss the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The meeting aimed to foster unity among all opposition political parties against the BJP.
Addressing the gathering, Mehbooba Mufti, a leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), expressed her firm resolve, stating, “We can’t let Gandhi’s India become Godse’s country.” She emphasized the importance of preserving the ideals propagated by Mahatma Gandhi and resisting any attempts to undermine them.
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar also displayed confidence that a united opposition would receive blessings from the people.
Lalu Prasad Yadav took a swipe at Modi and said, “Lord Hanuman thrashed the BJP with his mace in Karnataka, which made Rahul win.”
“The people of our country want us to fight unitedly against the BJP and RSS,” Yadav added.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a staunch critic of the BJP, asserted, “BJP wants history to be changed, but we’ll ensure that history is saved.” She vowed to fight unitedly against the BJP alongside the assembled opposition leaders.
Amidst the spirit of unity, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who hosted the meeting, stated, “We have come together in the national interest; those in power at the Centre are against the national interest.” He stressed that 17 parties had jointly decided to contest the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections as a cohesive force.