Updated December 19th, 2023 at 22:41 IST
Exclusive/ Sonia Gandhi ‘furious’ on Kharge being the PM candidate: BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia's big claim
Pointing out at Sonia Gandhi's 'apparent concern', Gaurav Bhatia said, “She is very furious, she is thinking what will happen to Rahul Gandhi."
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia, while speaking to Republic TV, commented on TMC and AAP leaders endorsing Mallikarjun Kharge as the PM face.
Gaurav Bhatia highlighted the contrasting leadership styles, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's front-facing leadership.
He also noted Sonia Gandhi's apparent concern, stating, “Sonia Gandhi is very furious, she is thinking what will happen to Rahul Gandhi. How can Kharge be the PM candidate?”
TMC, AAP choose Kharge as PM face of the INDI alliance: Reports
In a surprising turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who previously stated the INDI Alliance would defer the Prime Ministerial candidate decision until after the Lok Sabha election, reportedly nominated Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge for the position today, December 19.
Sources indicate that Mamata Banerjee proposed Kharge's name during an ongoing Opposition bloc meeting, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also reportedly endorsing the idea.
Later taking to X (formerly Twitter), Kharge shared what exactly conspired during the meeting. He wrote,“Today the fourth meeting of the INDI alliance was held. Leaders of 28 parties participated in this meeting and presented their views before everyone. Everyone came together and talked about strengthening the alliance and raising issues related to the interests of the people. Everyone has decided to hold 8 to 10 meetings together in the coming time, so that their message can be conveyed to the people. India will join, India will win.”
Published December 19th, 2023 at 22:34 IST