No opposition alliance is possible without Congress.. : Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by Mamata Banerjee and the Samajwadi Party (SP) led by Akhilesh Yadav from Uttar Pradesh have sent instructions to a separate alliance that will stay away from both the Congress and the BJP and hold talks with other regional parties before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In this sequence, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh made key comments.

No opposition alliance is possible without Congress : Jairam Ramesh RMA

First Published Mar 19, 2023, 11:28 PM IST

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that no opposition front to face the BJP is possible without the Congress and if a coalition is formed for the 2024 general elections, the party will play a key role in it.

If we go into the details, the opposition parties are making strategies with the aim of ousting the ruling BJP at the centre. All the parties are already moving forward with advance plans for the general elections.. are looking at the possibilities of a separate front. Till now, the issue of third opposition coalition is being discussed in politics. In the same order, senior Congress leader Jai Ram Ramesh made key comments. In an interview to news agency PTI, he said that it would be premature to talk about a special alliance for the general elections now as the Congress’s first priority is on the upcoming elections in Karnataka and the elections to successive states this year.

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Uttar Pradesh’s Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) have both hinted at distancing themselves from both the Congress and the BJP and holding talks with other regional parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Jairam Ramesh, a senior Congress leader, made these comments in this sequence. Answering the question whether the actions of TMC and SP will harm the unity of the opposition, he said that TMC, Samajwadi and people are coming together, third front and fourth front will continue to be formed, but it is necessary to have Congress in the opposition. He said that if the opposition alliance is formed, Congress will play a key role in it. Front is not possible without Congress. He said it would be premature to talk about it now.

“First there are elections in Karnataka. After that there are elections in the states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram. We will be completely busy with the state elections this year and we will see about the 2024 elections later. At present, meetings will continue and positioning will continue. He said that he will form a third front. He said that he will form a fourth front and a fifth front and everything will continue like this. Jairam Ramesh made it clear that any opposition coalition needs a strong Congress, but for now the party’s priority is the Karnataka elections, followed by the elections in other states. Their party president Mallikharjuna Kharge said that senior leaders will hold talks with the parties regarding the 2024 elections. When asked whether the TMC’s stay away from the opposition’s protests on the Adani issue and the NCP’s lack of support has damaged the opposition’s unity. TMC may have its own logic, I don’t want to say anything more than that.

Last Updated Mar 19, 2023, 11:28 PM IST

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