BJP Latest News: The Janata Dal (Secular) led by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led by Chandrababu Naidu, the YSR Congress Party led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, and a small party in Bihar are among the parties not invited to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting on July 18 in New Delhi, despite their support for the ruling alliance at the Centre.
BJP Latest News – The NDA claims to have the backing of 30 parties throughout India.(Photo by Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
On Tuesday, the opposition parties will gather in Bengaluru to devise a plan to counter the BJP Latest News (BJP)-led NDA. The NDA, on its part, claims to have the backing of 30 parties throughout India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the NDA meeting in Delhi, while Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge will preside over the opposition gathering.
BJP Latest News: bi-polar battle in the 2024
The two meetings on Tuesday indicate that India may be headed for a bi-polar battle in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, with the exception of a few southern states where parties such as the Bharat Rashtra Samithi, the YSR Congress Party, the JD(S), and the TDP are not in either of the two coalitions.
Former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha clarified on Monday that he would attend the NDA meeting. “Please do not disseminate false information. “I am attending the NDA meeting for which I received an invitation yesterday,” he tweeted in Hindi, one hour after telling Hindustan Times that he had not gotten an invitation to the meeting.
Bihar’s Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance
Kushwaha was a minister in Bihar’s Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance government till three months ago. After leaving from the government, he met with Amit Shah, formed the Rashtriya Lok Janata Dal (RLJD), and declared his support for the BJP. Although his party was not featured on the list of 38 parties attending the NDA meeting provided by the BJP earlier in the day, party officials stated Kushwaha was in Delhi and would be attending the meeting.
The Mukesh Sahani-led Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), which ran in the 2020 Bihar assembly election in coalition with the BJP Latest News and won three seats, was not invited to the NDA conference. In 2022, all three party MLAs joined the BJP.
“How can I be called to the meeting if I am not a member of the NDA?” We will decide whether to join the NDA after our foundation day ceremony on November 4, and only if the Centre agrees our demand for Nishad community reservation. We may reveal our choice sooner if a decision is made before November. Otherwise, we shall map out our next steps. “I am also at ease with Nitish Kumar,” Sahani told HT.
The Union home ministry recently granted Kushwaha and Sahani Y+ category security, fueling suspicion that they may ultimately join the NDA BJP Latest News.