The fourth gathering of the INDIA bloc in New Delhi sparked fervent discussions as opposition leaders convened to strategize, with eyes set on the crucial prime ministerial role.
Key figures such as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made headlines by nominating Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge as a potential face for the alliance’s prime ministerial candidacy. Kharge, however, advised prioritizing victory before finalizing the face of the alliance.
Amidst the deliberations, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) MP Vaiko affirmed that there was no outright opposition to Mamata’s proposal of Kharge as the potential PM face.
The discussions unfolded against a backdrop of multiple options, including speculation around Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s candidacy. Preceding the meeting, posters advocating for Nitish Kumar as the prime ministerial face appeared in Patna, only to be swiftly removed.
As the INDIA bloc navigates these pivotal decisions, Kharge’s emergence among the contenders injects a new dimension into the race for the alliance’s prospective prime ministerial candidate.