Janata Dal (United) president Lalan Singh on Thursday expressed his lack of ability to attend the concluding occasion of the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar on January 30 and requested the Congress to take applicable steps to unite the opposition.
In a letter to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Mr Singh cited his scheduled engagement for a political programme in poll-bound Nagaland to skip the Yatra’s conclusion.
Although the Congress has invited heads of a number of non-BJP events to attend the occasion to complete the mega exercised aimed toward rejuvenating its organisation within the run as much as the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, it stays to be seen what number of of them flip up.
Some regional get together chiefs might ship others to characterize their organisation at a time when the opposition is itself divided over what form any such alliance towards the BJP ought to take and who needs to be spearheading it.
Mr Singh mentioned, “My get together sincerely feels that the necessity of the hour is an unified opposition and expects that the Indian Nationwide Congress takes applicable steps on this path”.
The JD(U) has in its previous highlighted its pre-eminent chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s prime ministerial candidature whereas with out formally projecting him as its alternative for the face of the opposition.
Mr Singh, nevertheless, shared Mr Kharge’s sentiments towards the BJP, saying there are “no two opinions that there’s decline in democratic values within the nation and that the Constitutional establishments which are supposed to make sure checks and balances on unrestrained government energy are being systematically destroyed”.
The tempo at which the nation is quick reworking itself from an “electoral democracy to an electoral autocracy” is horrifying, Mr Singh mentioned.
He termed the concluding occasion of the yatra as “historic” and desires it success.
The march began from Kanyakumari on September 7 and entered Jammu and Kashmir by way of Punjab on Thursday final.
The marathon march will culminate with Gandhi unfurling the nationwide flag on the get together headquarters in Srinagar and addressing a grand rally on the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on January 30.
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