Opposition parties agree to boost coordination, NCP boycotts meeting

Congress president Sonia Gandhi West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee BSP’s Satish Chandra Mishra Samajwadi Party’s Naresh Agarwal CPI’s D Raja and other leaders of opposition parties after a meeting in New Delhi on Friday

Congress president Sonia Gandhi West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee BSP’s Satish Chandra Mishra Samajwadi Party’s Naresh Agarwal CPI’s D Raja and other leaders of opposition parties after a meeting in New Delhi on Friday

Cracks emerged in the opposition on the last day of the monsoon session as the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) skipped a joint meeting on Friday.

In the last three years, the Opposition have been jumping from one issue to the other to corner PM Narendra Modi-led NDA - from intolerance to demonetisaion to student protests to attacks on Dalit to cow vigilantism to farmers' issue to Presidential election 2017 and more.

"This year this was the fourth meeting of like minded opposition parties".

".Congress party will win the election on the strength of its work, the work done towards farmers, youth in the state".

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NCP was, however, conspicuous by its absence, especially in the backdrop of the just concluded Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat on Tuesday where it was at logger heads with the Congress party over support to senior leader Ahmed Patel.

On Wednesday NCP told Congress that the grand old party must remember this that Congress succeed only because of they helped them, They should not forget this in the future.

"We also thanked all the MLAs and MPs who voted for them", said Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The 18 opposition parties had earlier chose to meet once a month to discuss various crucial issues and maintain better coordination among themselves to "unitedly" take on the government. He indicated that a small group of opposition leaders might be formed to carry forward the consultation process.

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The opposition parties had come together to put up an "ideological fight" against the Modi government in the presidential and vice-presidential election, but the fledgling issue-based unity suffered a setback after JD-U President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made a decision to dump RJD and Congress and join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.

Claiming that BJP veteran LK Advani as Union home minister was against Article 371 (J), he said after Congress came to power in 2004, the special status was granted which has benefited people to a large extent today.

All the 16 parties assured their cooperation beyond the Parliament as they gear up to mount against BJP in the General elections due in 2019. "Now tell me how many jobs has Siddaramaiah given in Karnataka?-30,000".

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