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Opposition meeting in Patna LIVE updates: Key opposition leaders including Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, and Stalin have arrived in Bihar.

Opposition meeting in Patna: The stage is set for the opposition leaders to get into a huddle in Patna to chalk out the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is hosting the crucial meeting in which most of the non-BJP parties, regional and national, are taking part as they plan to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next year’s general election. The meeting is currently underway at the chief minister’s official residence in Bihar’s capital.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav, Maharashtra’s former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP president Sharad Pawar are among the leaders expected to attend the first high-level opposition meeting.

Odisha chief minister Navin Patnaik, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekhar Rao, and BSP supremo Mayawati will be conspicuous by their absence during the meeting. While Patnaik and KCR decided to give it a miss, Mayawati wasn’t invited to the meeting. JD(U) chief spokesperson K C Tyagi said “We have invited those parties that are willing to fight against the BJP in 2024.”

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lashes out at BJP in Patna meet

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee-“Many CMs, ex-CMs were present…the meeting was well organised…We held many meetings in Delhi but didn’t get any fruitful result. So, I suggested that we should meet at Patna…We are united…but don’t call us Opposition….we are also patriotic, if Manipur burns, we feel pain…BJP is doing atrocity on Opposition governments in the non-BJP states by making the Raj Bhavan(governor) as an alternative government….Anyone who dissents, faces ED, CBI raids…they file cases but don’t talk about unemployment, or economy, or speak about fund crunch for central schemes….If BJP wins again, Indian will be destroyed….BJP wants the history to be changed but we want the history to be saved…”

What Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Opposition unity in Patna

Former Bihar CM and and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad- “After many days, I am meeting you….we will discuss the future road map in Shimla meeting…The people used to say that the opposition remains divided and votes get divided….The BJP used to fight in the name of Hanuman. Now Hanuman ji is with us…Rahul Gandhi did very good job in Bharat Jodo Yatra and spoke well in Lok Sabha on Adani.”

‘Will not allow Gandhi’s country to turn into godse’s country’: Mufti 

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti said Friday after the Opposition meeting in Patna, “The way our democracy, our constitution is attacked, it started in Jammu and Kashmir…We will not allow Gandhi’s country to turn into Godse’s country.”

‘We will work together to save the country..’: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav said Friday after the Opposition meeting, “we will work together to save the country and how to take it forward.”

‘We will stand against tyrants’: Uddhav Thackeray after Oppn meet

Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said “we will stand against the tyrants” referring to the BJP after the conclusion of the Opposition meet in Patna.

Mamata Banerjee lashed out at BJP in post meet presser

Mamata Banerjee lashed out at BJP in post meet presser following the big Opposition meeting, “Don’t call us opposition. We are also patriotic, if Manipur burns, we feel pain….BJP’s atrocity, making rajbhavan as an alternative govt. Anyone dissents, faces ED, CBI…”

‘Opposition unity is a process…’: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi in post-meet presser said, “We will work together with flexibility” and added that the opposition unity is a process and it will move deeper.

‘History will be changed…’: Oppn leaders optimistic in post-meet presser

“BJP is not working in country’s interest…History will be changed,” said Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, while Rahul Gandhi alleged the BJP is targetting country’s foundation.

‘Several parties attended…views were shared’: Nitish Kumar in post-meet conference

“Leaders of several parties attended, views were put forth by all,” Bihar CM Nitish Kumar terms Patna meet ‘good’.

Next Oppn meet to decide on seat-sharing, says Nitish Kumar

The next Opposition meeting will be held in Shimla on July 10-12 in which a decision on seat sharing will be taken, said Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

AAP skips press conference after big Oppn meet

The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to skip the press conference that will shortly happen, following the conclusion of the Opposition meeting in Patna.

UBT MP Priyanka Chaturvedi responds to Nadda’s criticism of Thackeray attending Oppn meet

UBT MP Priyanka Chaturvedi Friday responded to JP Nadda’s criticism of Uddhav Thackeray over attending Opposition meeting in Patna. “The BJP President is speaking in Odisha and instead of speaking about the state is busy attacking Uddhav Saheb Thackeray! They clearly can’t stop thinking of the massive loss facing them in Maharashtra. ‘Ye darr acha hai’,” she tweeted.

‘Seeing them welcome Rahul, I think…’: JP Nadda on Oppn meet

JP Nadda on Friday reacted to the big Opposition meet happening in Patna, Bihar and said, “Rahul Gandhi’s grandmother had put Lalu Yadav in jail. Indira Gandhi had put Nitish Kumar in jail for the whole 20 months. Welcoming Rahul on the land of Patna today, when I see his pictures, I what can happen in politics…”

AAP’s ‘ultimatum’ to Congress over Delhi ordinance row

AAP had earlier gave an ultimatum that it will stage a walkout from the Opposition leaders’ meeting if the Congress does not promise its support over the issue.

Opposition meet: 12 parties have their say, Congress yet to speak

As many as 12 parties have kept their point at the ongoing meeting in Patna while leaders of Samajwadi Party, CPIM, CPI (ML), and Congress are yet to speak.

Opposition doesn’t have a leader as popular as PM Modi: BJP

“Opposition doesn’t have a leader who is as popular as PM Modi. They are trying to unite, but people of India have united to make Narendra Modi the prime minister again in 2024,” says MoS Home Nityanand Rai.

‘Neither strategy, nor leadership’: BJP on opposition meeting in Patna

“Neither they have a strategy nor they have a leader, they have only gathered for their personal gains,” says BJP leader RP Singh.

‘Meeting of familyism, nepotism and corrupt people’, says Suvendu Adhikari 

Bengal leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari hits out at opposition huddle in Patna. “This is a meeting of familyism, nepotism and corrupt people. This is not going to make any difference, next time PM Modi will cross 400”, Adhikari told ANI.

Opposition leaders forming ‘Thagbandhan’: BJP

“They (Opposition leaders) are forming ‘Thagbandhan’. They don’t like each other and want the public to like them,” says Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra.

Mega opposition meeting starts in Patna

Opposition leaders’ meeting to chalk out a joint strategy ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections begins in Patna.

Welcome initiative but imperative to include Mayawati: SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar

SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar welcomed the initiative by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to forge a united opposition ahead of the Lok Sabha elections but stressed that it is imperative to include BSP chief Mayawati in the meeting.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh arrives in Patna, Pawar meets Lalu

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has arrived in Patna for the opposition meeting. Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav at his residence.

‘BJP won’t be visible,’ Rahul’s big claim on four state elections

“I am stating from this stage, the BJP won’t be visible in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan. The Congress will win (in all four Assembly elections),” says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Patna.

Kharge’s ‘win Bihar, win country’ mantra to Congress workers in Patna

“If we win Bihar, then we can win across the country,” says Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge to party workers in Bihar’s Patna.

Will defeat BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha polls as we did in Karnataka: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi said that Congress is getting huge support across the country, asserting that the party will defeat BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as it defeated in recently-concluded Karnataka polls.

‘Congress’s DNA is Bihar’s DNA’: Rahul Gandhi ahead of Opposition meet

“There is a battle of ideology going on in India. On one side is Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, on the other side is BJP-RSS’ ‘Bharat Todo Yatra’. We have come here because the Congress party’s DNA is in Bihar,” said Rahul Gandhi

Rahu Gandhi, Kharge address Congress workers in Patna

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi are addressing the party workers in Bihar’s Patna. Both the leaders are in the city to attend the Opposition leaders’ meeting.

Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury arrive in Patna

NCP president Sharad Pawar and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury have arrived in Patna.

Oppn parties have to show big heart in national interest: Team Uddhav

The Shiv Sena (UBT) on Friday said if democracy has to survive after 2024, then political parties will have to show a big heart in the national interest to instil confidence among voters. In an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and K Chandrasekhar Roa-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) have national ambitions, but this will help Prime Minister Narendra Modi indirectly and support “dictatorship”. (PTI)

Decide on PM contender first: BJP MLA

“First they should decide who is the actual PM contender among all those who are coming for the opposition meeting in Patna…Everyone is coming here to solve their own problems,” BJP MLA Jeevesh Mishra said.

Ending BJP’s rule is our agenda: Kharge on opposition meet

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said that all opposition parties want to fight the BJP unitedly and end the saffron party’s rule at the Cente.

“We all want to fight together against BJP and our agenda is to remove the BJP govt… We will take a decision on this (on supporting AAP against the Centre’s ordinance) before the Parliament session, ” said Kharge.

Opposition meet LIVE: ‘Who is the groom?’ asks BJP

“Nitish Kumar 2024 ke liye baaraat saja rahe hai Patna mai, baaraat me to dulha bhi hota hai, par is baaraat ka dulha kon hai? (Nitish Kumar is decorating the wedding procession for the 2024 elections in Patna, but who is the groom (PM contender). Everyone is calling themself a PM contender,” BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Opposition meet LIVE: ‘Who is the groom?’ asks BJP

“Nitish Kumar 2024 ke liye baaraat saja rahe hai Patna mai, baaraat me to dulha bhi hota hai, par is baaraat ka dulha kon hai? (Nitish Kumar is decorating the wedding procession for the 2024 elections in Patna, but who is the groom (PM contender). Everyone is calling themself a PM contender,” BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Opposition meet LIVE: Uddhav, Pawar leave for Patna

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar left for Patna to attend the meeting of opposition leaders. Pawar said they are meeting to discuss some important issues of the country and decide the future course of action.

All leaders are united to defeat PM Modi: JD(U)

Ahead of the mega meeting of key Opposition forces in Patna, Janata Dal (United) leader Neeraj Kumar on Friday said all leaders are united to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2024 general election.

“All leaders including Mamata Banerjee, and Akhilesh Yadav are united to defeat PM Modi in 2024,” the JDU leader said.

“It’s a big challenge for the BJP that if all opposition parties will get united then their political shop will be closed,” he added.

source by : Hindustan times

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