Party sources claim that if the Congress does not publicly state its support for the opposition to the Centre’s ordinance regulating the supervision of administrative agencies in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will leave the opposition gathering on Friday in Patna. Nitish Kumar, Bihar’s chief minister, and Janata Dal(U) leader, called a meeting to discuss a coordinated campaign against the Bharat Janata Party ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal hoped that Congress would clarify its position before the Opposition meeting.
AAP will call off the opposition meeting; “if Congress doesn’t support…”
Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, hoped that the Congress would make clear where it stands on the ordinance from the Centre.
“Congress makes its stance clear,” AAP
According to party sources, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will leave the opposition gathering on Friday in Patna if the Congress does not pledge its support in opposition to the Centre’s ordinance governing the supervision of administrative agencies in Delhi.
Big Opposition Meet
Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar and the leader of the Janata Dal (United), called the meeting to develop a joint strategy to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and the AAP’s national convenor, is also anticipated to attend.
News Agency’s Tweet
“If #Congress isn’t going guarantee back against the Center’s legislation in the #Patna opposition meet, then Aam Aadmi Party will leave the event: #AAP sources,” a news outlet tweeted.
AAP official statement
According to a party source, “The AAP is planning to leave the gathering until the Congress confirms its backing regarding the ordinance.”
Arvind Kejriwal had expressed hope on Tuesday during a meeting of non-BJP parties in Patna, believing that the Congress will address its position on the Centre’s legislation concerning the authority of the administrative agencies in the national capital.
RLD will not attend, while BSP not invited
The BSP supremo Mayawati received no invitation, and Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary will miss the meeting because of a family event, leaving the Samajwadi Party as the only party from Uttar Pradesh to attend the opposition leaders’ meeting on Friday in Patna.
Chaudhary nevertheless hoped that the gathering would mark an “important turning point in the journey towards opposition unity.”
Akhilesh Yadav, SP leader, has urged all opposition parties to work together to beat the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections. On Thursday, Mayawati referred to the parties that decided to participate in the opposition conclave, saying that the gathering was more about joining hands than hearts.