Updated December 19th, 2023 at 18:09 IST
INDI alliance partners jointly condemn suspension of 141 MPs in ongoing Winter Session
All the members jointly condemned the decision to suspend a total of 141 MPs from the Parliament in the ongoing Winter Session.
New Delhi: In the INDI alliance meeting, the unprecedented suspension of Opposition MPs from the Parliament taken up for discussion. All the members jointly condemned the decision to suspend a total of 141 MPs from the Parliament in the ongoing Winter Session, according to agencies. Congress Parliamentary Party is also set to meet tomorrow at 9.30 am in the Central Hall of Parliament to discuss on suspension, according to our sources.
This is the fourth meeting of the INDIA bloc leaders, with the first one held in Patna, followed by meetings in Bengaluru and Mumbai.
Sources said there is a likelihood that seat-sharing talks may begin immediately and would end by this month itself, amid demands by some leaders to finish them soonest The leaders would also brainstorm on evolving their joint campaign strategy and presenting a positive agenda to emerge as an alternative to the BJP.
According to a senior Congress leader, the constituents of the opposition alliance intend to move forward with the theme "Main Nahin, Hum (We, Not Me)" at the meeting.
The meeting began at the Ashoka Hotel here with Kharge, Gandhis, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in attendance besides NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.
Among the leaders present at the meeting are former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, DMK's T R Baalu, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, CPI's D Raja, NC's Farooq Abdullah, E T Mohammed Basheer, E K Elangovan, RSP's N K Premchandran, Kerala Congress (M)'s Jose K Mani, NCP's and Supriya Sule and JMM's Mahua Maji, among others.
(With inputs from agencies)
Published December 19th, 2023 at 17:39 IST