On August 31 and September 1, Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel will host the third round of discussions for the recently established opposition coalition INDIA, which will be used to develop a coordinated campaign plan to oppose the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections of 2024. At the conclusion of the meeting, significant decisions about a coordination committee—possibly composed of 11 members from the major opposition parties—and a logo for the bloc are anticipated.
Up to 63 delegates from 28 political parties, including two regional groups—the Peasants and Workers organization of India (PWP), a Marxist political organization in Maharashtra, and another regional group—are anticipated to attend the gathering. Everyone is waiting to see whether the bloc would name a convenor or a candidate for prime minister.
India’s schedule in Mumbai
The opposition coalition is also expected to debate whether or not to choose a convenor and whether or not there will be sub-groups to handle seat sharing, agitational joint programs, communication strategy, and drafting the common minimum program, in addition to revealing the logo.
However, a number of opposition politicians have avoided answering the question of who would be the INDIA alliance candidate for prime minister. India will be our PM face, Mamata Banerjee said the day before the conference. Our first priority is to preserve the nation,” she stated. Uddhav Thackeray, a former chief minister and leader of the Shiv Sena (UBT), responded to a question about the BJP’s options by saying, “We have a lot of choices; the question is what choice the BJP has.”
Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, is reportedly the front-runner to be the convenor.
more parties to join INDIA
The INDIA bloc’s political parties are becoming more numerous, and their morale is rising, according to AICC spokesman Pawan Khera on Wednesday. 28 parties are anticipated to attend the Mumbai meet starting today, up from the 26 parties that attended the Bengaluru summit.
When asked whether Mayawati, the leader of the Akali Dal and BSP, may join the opposition, Khera said that there are now 28 component parties (under the INDIA bloc), up from 26 before, and more names will be added in the coming days. He said that “many others who are currently with NDA will join the INDIA alliance.”