For whom the bell tolls: BJP faces challenges in the runup to 2019 elections, opposition parties even bigger ones
14 March, 2018, 10:51
The tussle started on the issue of the public sector bank frauds when the second half of budget session began on 5 March.
"This dinner is not for politics, but it is natural that when government is taking no interest in running the government then all the opposition leaders who when they meet will discuss politics as well as discuss issues of national interest", Randeep Surjewala, Congress chief spokesperson told reporters after the dinner. He also said the leaders reflected tremendous positive energy, warmth and genuine affection.
It is also noteworthy that Sonia Gandhi organized and hosted the dinner get-together, even after Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress president in December of previous year, as it was believed that senior Opposition leaders would show more deference to her than they would to her son.
This dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi for opposition parties should not be seen through the prism of politics, it was for friendship and better dialogue between parties, the Congress leader said.
"Much political talk but much more important - tremendous positive energy, warmth and genuine affection", he tweeted.
Some leaders later said the dinner was part of effort to forge a united front to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha battle next year, noting that regional rivals were coming together.
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"We are united and parties like Shiv Sena and TDP are not happy in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)", said Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said.
"You can also see NDA allies are also angry". It is interesting to be noted that the abovementioned ministers had been pulled out from the Modi Govt. before. "This is our duty to let it work and the government has been doing everything to ensure that it happens", he said.
The prominent leaders in attendance were Nationalist Congress Party's Sharad Pawar, former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Babulal Marandi, besides RLD's Ajit Singh. Though the Congress termed the dinner as a "non-political" event, it was loaded with political significance as it may set the tone for unity among secular parties to take on the BJP-led NDA in the 2019 general elections. Leaders of 20 parties joined the dinner at her residence in Delhi.
"Trinamool Congress' Mamata Banerjee, which was represented by party lawmaker Sudip Bandyopadhya, was the first one to welcome Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's call to float a non-BJP, non-Congress third front".
"This dinner is for harmony and friendship".
The BJP on Tuesday blamed the Congress for the impasse in Parliament and dubbed it "anti-democratic", claiming that the party continues to have contempt for democracy as it had during the Emergency.
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