Congress secures allies for Rajya Sabha polls, aims to challenge BJP-led NDA in 2019 elections
NEW DELHI: The Congress could lose a number of seats within the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, however your complete course of is more likely to be beneficial for the get together. Whereas Congress’ tally within the Rajya Sabha will come down, the get together can have extra allies because it tries to tackle the Bharatiya Janata Celebration-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance.
The Rahul Gandhi-led get together is getting the help of Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in Jharkhand. TMC chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday introduced her get together’s help to Congress Rajya Sabha nominee Abhishek Manu Singhvi. She mentioned the TMC is supporting Singhvi as a result of he has labored with them “for the larger curiosity of the state”.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, however, joined arms with Congress in Jharkhand for the Rajya Sabha polls after a number of days of parleys. Discussions for an alliance for the Rajya Sabha had been held on the highest degree figuring Congress president Rahul Gandhi and JMM government president Hemant Soren in Delhi. The Congress is pinning its hopes on one out of the 2 Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand. Congress Jharkhand in-charge RPN Singh and state Congress chief Ajoy Kumar confirmed that the title of the candidate from Jharkhand can be introduced quickly.
Although the Samajwadi Celebration (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) are preventing the bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur collectively, it’s seemingly that the 2 events together with the Congress will help one another within the Rajya Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh. An alliance for Rajya Sabha polls is more likely to be beneficial to mount a problem to the NDA within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress is more likely to help BSP’s lone candidate in UP in order that they’re able to seal the deal for 2019. The grand outdated get together is anticipated to area 12 candidates for the polls, although the names haven’t been introduced but.
In Madhya Pradesh too, the BSP will again the Congress whereas in Assam, Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Entrance has pledged its help to the Congress.
Only a day after the Rajya Sabha polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi can be holding a dinner on March 13 the place she has invited leaders of almost 14 opposition events. The step is being considered as Congress’ outreach in the direction of the opposition, laying the muse of a united entrance within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “It will not solely be a dinner, but additionally showcase the power of Opposition events who wish to come collectively to type a entrance towards the misrule of BJP,” a senior Congress chief mentioned.
Sonia’s invitation comes at a time when discuss of a ‘non-BJP, non-Congress’ entrance is doing the rounds following a proposal by TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrashekhar Rao for a nationwide session course of on the matter. A number of leaders, together with Mamata Banerjee, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren of the JMM have prolonged help to Rao’s proposal, in line with the TRS.