Kharge: News from the Congress: On Tuesday, Congress President Mallikarjun itsaid that his party is not interested in the Prime Minister’s tea, but rather in defending the concept of India, the Constitution, secularism, and democracy.
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and DK Shivakumar with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge. (PTI)
Speaking at the second meeting of the Opposition parties in an effort to establish a united platform to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the national elections in 2024, Kharge said that there are disagreements among them at the state level. He noted that disagreements might be set aside in order to safeguard the people.
Kharge: Congress wants to safeguard
“Our goal is not to seize power for ourselves.” “It is to defend our Constitution, democracy, secularism, and social justice,” he said at the start of the gathering. “There are some differences between us at the state level.” However, these inequalities are not so significant that we cannot overcome them for the sake of ordinary people who are suffering from inflation. We can put aside our disagreements for the sake of the unemployed young and the impoverished, Dalits, tribals, and minorities whose rights are being violated.”
According to Kharge, the 26 parties in attendance have significant political clout since they rule 11 states. He emphasised the significance of alliances. “The BJP did not win 303 seats [in the 2019 elections] on its own.” It rose to power with the votes of its friends and then dumped them,” he remarked. “Today, the BJP President and their leaders are running from state to state trying to patch things up with old allies.”