Nitish Kumar Meets Rahul Gandhi: Nitish Kumar and Rahul Gandhi reportedly discussed the current political situation in the country and ways to strengthen opposition unity
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had come to Delhi with a long “to-do” list for his ‘Mission Opposition’, met Congress’ Rahul Gandhi at his Tughlaq Road residence this evening. Mr Kumar then told reporters that he had no ambitions for the top post.
Nitish Kumar Meets Rahul Gandhi
“A concerted effort is being made to weaken the regional parties. My effort is to unite the opposition ahead of the general elections. I have no intention of projecting myself as the prime ministerial candidate,” Kumar told reporters. Is.”
But the talk of his eye on the prime minister’s post started soon after his break with the BJP, but despite Kumar’s several protests, no sign has waned.
While Mr. Kumar had said that he would like to meet the leaders of his new grand alliance in Delhi, he has also announced that the visit is to bring all opposition leaders under one umbrella – seen as a significant challenge. Work to go
Nitish Kumar Meets Rahul Gandhi to Mission Opposition
The list of people he wants to meet includes many different elements.
Prominent among them are Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal – who in 2019’s attempt to include in the opposition alliance failed, with the AAP’s role in ending the UPA government at the Centre, weighing heavily on the Congress.
Another leader Kumar wants to meet is Janata Dal Secular chief HD Kumaraswamy, who ended the alliance with the Congress after his government fell in Karnataka.
The formation of the Congress-JDS alliance in 2018 to keep the BJP out of power in Karnataka marked efforts to form an opposition front.
Mr. Kumar is also expected to meet Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who was key in 2019’s efforts to unify the opposition; Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, another leader who seems to be upset with the Congress; And the Left leaders who are supporting his government in Bihar from outside.
According to sources in Mr Kumar’s Janata Dal United, the Bihar chief minister is also scheduled to visit Maharashtra, Haryana and Karnataka on his ‘Mission Opposition’ soon.
It started with the visit of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to Patna last week. Mr Rao, once a proponent of a non-Congress-non-BJP front, indicated that he was ready to think afresh. When asked about the matter, Mr. Kumar had bluntly said, “Why the third front, we are working on the main front”.