Tejashwi Yadav: Congress is still the largest Opposition party; Nitish, Lalu to meet Sonia

Unlike many regional parties, which are pointing to a Congress retreat in the states, RJD leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday that it is still the “largest party” in the opposition bloc, and others ” practically” Its relevance.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Yadav said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi after returning from abroad, which is a sign of unity among opposition parties to take on the BJP. Stitching is under ongoing efforts. in the 2024 general election.

He said defeating the BJP should be the only “personal ambition” for opposition leaders.

“A good start has been made. Bihar has provided a good blueprint and it needs to be replicated elsewhere. Nitish ji has met many leaders, Lalu ji bhi bol ke hai, I bhi meet karte hai. Sonia Ji ke back After coming, Nitish Ji and Lalu Ji will meet him and discuss the way forward. Finally, talks have started on the next Lok Sabha election, which was not there before the developments in Bihar.

Last month, Nitish ended the JD(U)’s alliance with the BJP, and joined hands with the RJD, Congress, and the Left to form a new coalition government in Bihar. Yadav said this has instilled “hope” among the opposition parties and churning has started which will be felt across the country in the coming days.

“It will make a difference. Their (BJP) strength has already eroded after JD(U) left. Arithmetically speaking, the combined vote share of Congress, RJD, JD(U), and Left parties are over 50 percent. It is more. BJP is not going to repeat its performance of winning 39 out of 40 seats in Bihar. The Congress won zero seats in Rajasthan, this is not going to happen again. If we join hands and fight with a strategy If so, the BJP will surely fall short of halfway,” Yadav said.

Stating that Congress cannot be left out of the enumeration, he said, “We cannot take away the fact that their numbers in Parliament are more than us. Ultimately, the numbers will be the deciding factor, not the statement. Others (parties) are mostly confined to their states. So people have to think practically and understand the situation.”

Yadav said that after the change in Bihar, the BJP is feeling the heat, which is also visible in its public manners. “It has made the BJP insecure. To boost the morale of our cadre, now they have started talking about the target of 350 seats. He wanted to end socialist politics. BJP President JP Nadda openly called for the dismantling of regional parties. They wanted to break JD(U). The message of what we have done has spread across the country. It has instilled hope in the opposition ranks,” Yadav said.

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