Patna: Trying forward on the Opposition’s mega meet in Patna later Friday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned they’d unite to “defeat the BJP”, whereas maintaining his assault on the ruling celebration on the Centre for “working to divide the nation”.
Their struggle towards the BJP was over ideology, Rahul Gandhi advised state celebration employees at an occasion within the Bihar headquarters – hours forward of the huddle of no less than 18 Opposition events in Patna Friday.
“The BJP is spreading hatred, violence and dealing to divide India. The Congress is working to unite and unfold love in India. You realize nicely that solely love can counter hate. All Opposition events of the nation have come right here. Ek saath milkar hum BJP ko harane jaa rahe hai (We are going to defeat the BJP collectively),” Rahul mentioned.
Within the morning, Rahul and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge have been acquired on the Patna airport by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. A lot of Congress leaders additionally greeted the 2 leaders once they arrived.
From the airport, Rahul and Kharge went to Sadaqat Ashram, the headquarters of the Congress in Bihar. Earlier than addressing celebration employees, they unveiled a bust of B.R. Ambedkar on its premises.
In his speech, Kharge sought to challenge Rahul because the Opposition’s unifier, claiming the latter “took step one” on this entrance.
“Leaders of all opposition events will come collectively and collectively we are going to struggle in 2024. To this finish, Rahul Gandhi took step one. He advised me and each of us thought we should always name leaders of every celebration and collectively take this step. That’s why we’re right here at the moment,” Kharge mentioned.
By the way, the assembly is being hosted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (JDU) and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav (RJD), each of whom toured the nation in earlier months for this primary get-together. The assembly was purported to be held on 12 June however was postponed to 23 June as a result of Rahul and Kharge have been unavailable and Nitish made it clear solely prime bosses ought to attend.
Kharge’s above assertion was additionally important as different events have averted questions over who was prone to be the face of a doable joint entrance to tackle the BJP within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Of their speeches, each Rahul and Kharge extolled the function of Bihar in heralding political shifts within the nation. “The DNA of the Congress is in Bihar,” Rahul mentioned, with Kharge including, “Bihar can not let go of the ideology of Congress celebration. If we win Bihar, we are going to win the entire nation.”
“The individuals of Bihar walked with us through the Bharat Jodo Yatra throughout India. You supported us since you help our ideology,” Rahul mentioned.
The duo, nevertheless, didn’t point out something about whether or not the celebration would help Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Occasion over the central ordinance that has curtailed the state authorities’s management over the executive companies. Kejriwal has urged the Congress to take a place towards the ordinance for the sake of Opposition unity.
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