Opposition presidential polls: Leaders of 16 parties participated in the meeting of opposition leaders called by Mamata Banerjee regarding the presidential election.
The opposition meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to work out a joint strategy for the upcoming presidential elections took place at the Constitution Club of India in Delhi on Wednesday, June 15. Sharad Pawar’s name was once again proposed for the presidential election. But the NCP chief turned down the offer.
Opposition presidential polls: After the meeting, Mamata Banerjee said, “Many parties were here today. We have decided that we will choose only one candidate. Everyone will give their support to this candidate. We will consult with others. It is a good start.” We were sitting together.” After several months, and we’ll do it again.”
According to sources, Mamata Banerjee suggested the names of Farooq Abdullah and Gopalkrishna Gandhi as opposition candidates for the presidential election.
Opposition presidential polls: Sources said Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday called several opposition leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge, Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav and requested them to suggest names for the presidential election. Sources said that when he was asked about the name proposed by the government for the presidential election, he did not respond and hence the opposition leaders did not show any commitment in their response.
WHAT MAMATA BANERJEE SAID DURING MEETING
Opposition presidential polls: In her opening statement at the opposition meeting, Mamata Banerjee said, “For us, the top constitutional post-election is the prelude to 2024. In the year of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, we have decided to field a common candidate who is actually the patron. Can serve as the Constitution.”
According to sources, Mamta Banerjee said that during the last 8 years of BJP’s rule, the slogan of so called ‘Acche Din’ has exposed the government.
Claiming that centre-state relations have reached the lowest level during the BJP government, Mamata Banerjee further said that the BJP has attacked the federal structure, trying to reduce the state level to municipal, sources said.
Sources said the West Bengal CM also said that central agencies are targeting opposition parties.
OPPOSITION MEETING ON PRESIDENTIAL POLLS
Opposition presidential polls: Leaders of 16 parties – Congress, CPI, CPI(M), CPIML, RSP, Shiv Sena, NCP, RJD, SP, National Conference, PDP, JD(S), DMK, RLD, IUML and JMM – participated in the opposition leaders. . Mamta Banerjee called a meeting on Wednesday.
Last week, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee wrote to 22 opposition leaders and chief ministers insisting them to attend the meeting at Constitution Club in New Delhi on June 15. Non-BJP parties including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury were insisted to attend the meeting.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not attend Wednesday’s meeting. The Telangana Rastra Samitee (TRS) does not want to share a platform with the Congress, sources were cited as saying by PTI. The AAP, meanwhile, said, “Will consider the issue only after the candidate is declare for the upcoming presidential election.”