Congress has deferred Opposition-bloc INDIA meeting scheduled tomorrow after several top-notch leaders said they have no plan to join it.
Congress has said the meeting of the INDIA allies will be re-scheduled to the third week of December at a date convenient to all the parties.
The meeting of Opposition-bloc INDIA was scheduled on Wednesday(December 6), however, it has been deferred after many leaders including TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav and Nitish Kumar have expressed their inability to join the meeting.
Here is all you need to know about fissures in INDIA alliance:
1) The fissures have erupted in the Opposition-bloc INDIA as it struggles to put up a united front against the BJP, which swept to victory in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in assembly polls earlier this week.
2) The rift have been widening between the INDIA allies and Congress after the former has been accused of failing to honour the commitments of the alliance it formed, and neglecting regional parties.
3) TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had lashed out at Congress after party’s debacle in heartland where it was decimated by saffron surge. Banerjee said reason for Congress’ loss in the state including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan was that it didn’t fight the INDIA partners. She had also said she will be visiting North Bengal from December 6 to December 11.
4) Another significant leader and brainchild behind getting Opposition parties, Nitish Kumar is said to be unwell. His party—
JD-U leaders have reportedly made it clear that it would like a change in the bloc’s political strategy on the basis of the model proposed by him, which calls for a united fight against the BJP by strengthening and expanding the alliance after assessing the strengths and weaknesses of every constituent and giving all equal importance.
5) Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary has said the party chief Akhilesh Yadav has “no plans” to attend the INDIA bloc meeting which is scheduled for tomorrow. Earlier, Yadav had lashed out at the Congress after there was no agreement between the two parties over seat sharing in Madhya Pradesh. Yadav at that point had said he had now realized that the alliance is only for2024 Lok Sabha elections and not for Assembly Elections.