Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) chief Mayawati’s choice to spare the Congress, whereas launching a scathing assault on the BJP, hasn’t gone unnoticed in political circles. The overture was made barely two days forward of a joint opposition meet in Patna to chalk out a united technique to tackle a ‘Modi-fied’ BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (ALSO READ: Opposition events unlikely to ink frequent minimal programme at Patna meet)
Nonetheless, amid the newfound buzz that the BSP and Congress have been probing potentialities of an alliance, KC Tyagi, particular advisor and chief spokesperson of Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal (U) made it clear that as of now solely SP and RLD had been invited for the opposition meet from UP. JD (U) chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has convened the joint opposition meet in Patna on Friday. (ALSO READ: New Delhi Junction | Scenes from the forming of a unified opposition)
“The Congress is a giant celebration and has a number of alliances with many events in completely different states, together with us and is definitely a part of the Patna meet. All the identical, the choice to align with the BSP and make it part of the united opposition technique would be a joint choice, not that of anyone celebration alone,” Tyagi informed HT on telephone.
“The June 23 Patna assembly has been convened to talk about methods to tackle the BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Solely these events or leaders who’ve proven the resolve to tackle the BJP, are to be a part of the assembly. The statements of BSP leaders in the latest previous have by no means been for opposition unity and in truth from time to time, the BSP management had been concentrating on the Congress and the Samajwadi Celebration. They did not present any curiosity in the June 23 assembly and therefore they haven’t been invited,” Tyagi mentioned.
“Right now she might have been delicate on the Congress however as of now, it’s extremely unlikely that she would be a part of the opposition unity transfer. As for the Congress, it’s a huge celebration which has alliance or understanding with a number of events, together with us, Sharad Pawar (NCP), Mamta Banerjee (TMC) and the Left. So, any potential pact with the BSP will be a typical one,” Tyagi mentioned. The Congress is a part of the ruling alliance in Bihar.
Tyagi mentioned the nationwide chiefs or chief ministers of Congress, JD (U), RJD, JMM, CPI, CPM, CPI (ML), TMC, Samajwadi Celebration, RLD, NCP, Shiv Sena, AAP, PDP and NC would be a part of the June 23 Patna meet. It’s anticipated that the opposition events would dwell on frequent points and put together a joint assertion on the aim of their unity forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
BJP TOO TARGETS MAYA
The excitement about BSP and Congress exploring an alliance hasn’t gone unnoticed in the BJP both, because the ruling celebration rapidly countered her.
“Mayawati ji is now engaged in seasonal politics. She is now resorting to the identical dynastic politics that the Congress, SP, RLD and others are engaged in. Her mentor Kanshiram had toiled arduous to make the BSP a potent political pressure. However Mayawati has modified Kanshiram’s missionary politics into one in every of fee,” BJP spokesman Rakesh Tripathi mentioned.
“It seems that she is totally confused about the best way ahead and whom she intends to assist,” Tripathi added.