West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, who is exploring the possibility of opposition unity through election strategist Prashant Kishor, will now publicly engage in this campaign. Coming to Delhi for the first time after securing a third consecutive victory in the state assembly, Mamata will hold separate meetings with leaders of half a dozen parties, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, during the monsoon session. During this, there will be a talk on bringing the opposition parties on one platform before the next Lok Sabha elections.
Mamta will come to Delhi on July 25 and will be here for the whole day. During this, apart from Sonia Gandhi, he will have separate meetings with some other leaders of the opposition including Sharad Pawar, Arvind Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav. Sources in Trinamool Congress say that Mamta wants the opposition party to come on one platform from now and start preparing for the next Lok Sabha elections. Initially, all the opposition parties should find a consensus issue to surround the BJP. It can also start with building a consensus among the opposition parties in the presidential election.
Prashant Kishor is also trying
Prashant Kishor is already working on Mamta and Sharad Pawar's formula for opposition unity. Last month, only after Prashant's efforts, a meeting of some opposition leaders was held at Sharad Pawar's residence in Delhi itself. After this, Prashant has held a meeting with senior Congress leaders in the last two days. Prashant Kishor believes that without bringing Congress along, the opposition parties will not be able to achieve their goal.