According to Ramdas Athawale, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Prime Minister Modi is strong enough to stand up to all opposition parties that wish to work together to defeat the BJP in the 2024 elections. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is quite strong under PM Modi’s leadership, according to Atawale, who spoke to ANI in Mumbai. “If opposition parties want to come together, they can. PM Modi alone is enough to take on all of them. NDA is really strong under the leadership of PM Modi,” On Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, meeting Rahul Gandhi, a union minister, remarked.
After meeting with Congressmen Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi, as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav responded. The opposition parties are working to bring together as many opposition parties as they can in order to challenge the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections of 2024.
According to sources, the opposition parties will meet by the end of April and meet with Nitish Kumar and Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, after deliberations with them. Kharge discussed a united front in the election campaign after the meeting. Rahul Gandhi emphasised “standing together and fighting together” in his remarks. Arvind Kejriwal, the mayor of Delhi, stated that it is crucial for the opposition parties to come together to unseat the BJP-led government in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha following his conviction in a criminal defamation case by a Surat court was also criticised by the opposition parties. Anurag Thakur, a BJP politician and minister of information and broadcasting, attacked the opposition parties on Wednesday for trying to band forces to defeat the BJP in the 2024 elections and claimed that they were doing so for “Maha thug Bandhan.”
“When political parties that are indulging in corruption come together they form ‘Maha Thug Bandhan’. Corruption cannot be hidden. People know that they have neither policies, leadership, nor intention. People do not vote when there is a wrong intention. Rahul Gandhi referred to the meeting with JDU and RJD leaders as a “historic step” towards opposition unification and an ideological battle. They are “standing together, will fight together – for India,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in a post that featured Kharge and him with JD-U and RJD leaders.
“In this battle of ideology, a historic step has been taken today towards opposition unity. (We are) standing together will fight together – for India!” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet on Wednesday. Janata Dal-United president Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh was also present at the meeting held at Kharge’s residence.