After a crucial meeting held in Bengaluru, the opposition parties concluded their discussions with a unanimous decision to collectively challenge the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under the banner of the “Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (India).”
Led by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, the 26 opposition parties announced the formation of a new alliance that aims to counter the ruling government’s policies and ideology.
During the meeting, which lasted several hours, leaders deliberated on various issues, including the politics of hatred, the failures of the central government, and concerns over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration. The opposition parties signed a pact outlining seat sharing arrangements and the creation of state-wise committees, demonstrating their commitment to a cohesive strategy.
Addressing the media, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi emphasized the significance of the alliance, stating, “The war is now between India and NDA, Narendra Modi vs India, their ideology and India. No one is able to fight the idea of India in history.” His remarks reflected the opposition’s determination to safeguard the core principles of democracy, secularism, and social justice.
Expressing his satisfaction with the meeting’s outcome, Mallikarjun Kharge tweeted, “I am happy that 26 parties are present in Bengaluru to work unitedly. Together, we are in government in 11 states today. The BJP did not get 303 seats by itself. It used the votes of its allies and came to power and then discarded them.”
Kharge also highlighted the BJP’s attempts to reconcile with its former allies, asserting that the ruling party’s leaders were apprehensive about the opposition’s unity resulting in their defeat in the upcoming elections. He accused the government of weaponizing institutions against the opposition, emphasizing that the opposition’s goal was not merely to gain power but to safeguard democracy, secularism, and social justice.
The newly formed Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (India) aims to provide a formidable opposition front against the BJP-led NDA in the forthcoming elections. With the backing of 11 state governments and the support of 26 opposition parties, the alliance seeks to rally public support and steer India back onto a path of progress, welfare, and true democracy.