Raghav Chadha comes in Bengaluru for an Oppn meeting Congress general secretary KC Venugopal and Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha on Monday shared a warm hug when the latter arrived at the venue of the Opposition’s second mega gathering in Bengaluru. In the video shared by news agency ANI, Chadha can be seen greeted by Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, deputy CM DK Shivakumar along with Venugopal upon his arrival at the meeting’s venue in Bengaluru, where the Congress general secretary hugged the AAP MP.
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The cheering gesture from the two leaders comes after a bitter war of words on the issue of the ordinance through which the Centre wants to wrest control of the administrative powers in the national capital from the AAP-led Delhi government. The Aam Aadmi Party had threatened to skip the second opposition meeting if the Congress didn’t reveal its stand on the controversial ordinance. After weeks of suspense, the Congress, however, made it clear that it will oppose the bill in Parliament, paving the way for AAP’s presence at the Bengaluru meet.
Around 26 like-minded political groups, including the Congress, AAP, DMK, JMM, and TMC, are meeting in Bengaluru on July 17-18 to plan a strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The agenda for this conference included forming a sub-committee to design the alliance’s shared minimum programme and communication points for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, as well as addressing the procedure for making a decision on seat distribution on a state-by-state basis. According to ANI, the topic for the talks will be set during discussions before to a dinner gathering held by Siddaramaiah.
Posters with the slogan “United We Stand” and images of opposition leaders, including Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, and Rahul Gandhi, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, DMK chief M K Stalin, and leaders of the Left and some regional outfits, were placed along Bengaluru’s streets.
Raghav Chadha Prior to the conference, Congress said that its position on the Centre’s law governing the control of administrative authorities in the national capital had nothing to do with the gathering of like-minded parties.
Senior Congress politician Pawan Khera said on Sunday that the party has always stood up to safeguard the constitutional system, as it did in the case of the ordinance against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government.
The Bengaluru summit comes less than a month after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar convened the first such high-profile meeting on June 23 in Patna, Bihar.