Regional parties eye surprise victory | Organize grand meeting in New Delhi
Even though exit polls have set about a trend of celebration by the BJP; opposition parties are uniting again to form a non-NDA alliance in the hope of hung verdict.
There is a feeling about impending BJP victory across the nation. But opposition heavy weights have refused to get bogged down. Discussions and affiliations are underway to devise a front to leverage an uncertain political situation if BJP-led NDA fails to achieve majority on 23rd May.
- 21 opposition parties met in Delhi on the 21st to discuss the prospects of forming the government in case BJP fails.
- Parties attending the meet included Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI, CPI-M, AAP, NCP, National Conference, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, DMK, Janata Dal-Secular and the TDP.
- Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu is spearheading the cause journeying across the country to unite regional parties in a grand alliance.
Leaving no stone unturned, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, has recently met with Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav.
On the other hand, Mayawati after, repeatedly attacking Congress during the course of the election campaign, is likely to meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi for the alliance prospects.
Notwithstanding the exit poll predictions, where NDA is getting a clear majority, opposition is set with its strategy in hope that the incumbent does not achieve a majority mark.
Strong and united: Coming of age for regional parties
In order to defeat BJP, opposition is coming together keeping aside their ideologies and agendas. The consolidation of votes along with the support of regional forces specially in the states like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh which are dominated by them might give an edge to prospective alliance.