President Election KCR Congress Mamta Banerjee: “Congress Ganging Up…” Chief Minister KCR’s party skipped the opposition meeting- TRS said on today’s meeting called by Mamata Banerjee to discuss the Presidential election.
A major meeting convened by Mamata Banerjee today to discuss a joint strategy for next month’s presidential election has sparked opposition unity amid efforts by various leaders to counter the ruling BJP in the upcoming elections, including the 2024 national election. Took the exam.
President Election KCR Congress Mamta Banerjee: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), who had sided with Mamata Banerjee on their shared goal of defeating the BJP, walked out of the meeting this morning, taking strong objection to the Congress being invited. Sources say Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to make another significant absence.
“There is no question of sharing any platform with the Congress,” the TRS said in a scathing note.
The party said the Congress was invited despite its objections and attacked its leader Rahul Gandhi. “Rahul Gandhi had recently heckled the TRS government at a public meeting in Telangana without any condemnation against the BJP,” the note said.
President Election KCR Congress Mamta Banerjee: The TRS also complained against the “way of trying to field an opposition presidential candidate”.
“Even otherwise, the TRS does not agree with this way of trying to field an opposition presidential candidate. In this case, the candidate was already selected, and the candidate’s opinion was taken, after which the meeting was called. Why this was done the correct procedure would have been that meetings would have been held, consensus was formed, the candidate’s approval was taken and then the name would have been announced after the meeting. TRS sources said that many important leaders would have stayed away from the meeting. Chances are.
Presidential elections will be held on July 18 and results will be declared on July 21 2022.
President Election KCR Congress Mamta Banerjee: Mamata Banerjee has invited 22 political parties to a meeting in Delhi to discuss a united fight against the BJP and its allies in the election of the new President of India. Soon after arriving in Delhi, the Bengal chief minister met NCP leader Sharad Pawar at his home, amid speculation that he could be the opposition’s choice for the president post.
Sharad Pawar has reportedly rejected the offer. His party says the veterans are hesitant to fight a losing battle as they have suspicion that the opposition will have the numbers to push their candidate for the president post. Among those who had taken root for him were the Congress and the Shiv Sena, his allies in Maharashtra.
The AAP, coming out of the meeting, also said that it will “consider the matter only after the presidential candidate is announced”.
Mamata Banerjee’s rival Congress and Left parties in Bengal have confirmed their participation in the meeting.
Leaders who attended the meeting included Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Surjewala, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) president and Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, CPI’s Binoy Vishwam and CPM’s Elaram Karim.
President Election KCR Congress Mamta Banerjee: DMK’s TR Baalu, Shiv Sena’s Subhash Desai, RLD’s Jayant Choudhary, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and J&K Peoples Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti are also expected to attend. So is HD Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister of Janata Dal Secular.
Mamata Banerjee has also sent an invitation to the Akali Dal, a former ally of the BJP lead NDA, but the party is unlikely to attend the meeting.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is also not expected to attend. The party was invited in an attempt to corner the opposition.
Mr Patnaik, who backed the BJP-led coalition in the last presidential election, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah last month.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said he was not invited to this meeting. He added “We have not been invited and we will not attend as Congress party has been invited.”