Even if the general elections are still a few months away, the united opposition continues to connect with each other so as to present a front that can take on Narendra Modi and BJP.
In the same series, the next big meeting for the Federal Parties is being hosted by DMK. This meeting is slated for 30th August in Chennai. The theme is "State Autonomy Council."
One of the first few to confirm presence is West Bengal(WB) Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress(TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee.
Congress former president Sonia Gandhi has also confirmed her availability for this meet.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Communist Party of India(CPI) leader Sudhakar Reddy also are amongst those who are confirmed to attend.
While the TDP, also a confirmed attendee at this point is not sure of who will represent, the recent proximity with some parties in opposition, it may very well be CM Chandrababu Naidu who could be present.
Invited also are NCP chief Sharad Pawar and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah who have both welcomed the invite but are yet to confirm their presence.
Confirmation of Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) party attendance is still also awaited.
DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva exclusively tells Republic that most of the invites that have been sent has seen a positive response.
Highlighting on the significance of the meet Siva tells Republic, "Federal structure that the Centre constantly speaks of is in great danger. There is unnecessary targeting of states right and too much of interference by Central government. The Federal Parties feel the same and thus we would sit and deliberate on how to take this up."
The Federal Parties made a united presence at the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in June.
After that 4 CMs, WB CM Mamata Banerjee, Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan also raised their voice in support of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while he sat on dharna at the LG house in the national capital. The 4 went to Kejriwal's home to express solidarity with the family and even raised the issue of not allowing an elected CM to work with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Federal Parties front is aimed at taking on BJP. The message is for Modi vs all....