NDA vs India: Tuesday (July 18) was a show of strength for Indian politics. With 26 parties, the opposition showed its unity against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government, while the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) showed strength in its camp in Delhi with 30 parties.
Leaders of the NDA camp, who arrived in Delhi to attend an important meeting of the BJP-led alliance, were given a rousing welcome. Thirty-eight parties were part of the NDA meeting and as soon as their leaders arrived at the venue, they were greeted with flower bouquets and stoles amid the beat of drums. Union minister Pralhad Joshi, BJP national general secretary Vinod Tawde and others warmly welcomed the leaders, presenting each of them with a bouquet and a stole. Prime Minister Modi was received by BJP President JP Nadda, Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha leader Jitan Ram. Boater.
hug and touch feet
In an adorable gesture, PM Modi hugged LJP (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan as Chirag greeted him and touched his feet. In a rare instance, Paswan was also seen touching the feet of his rebel uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, who had caused a split in his party.
Rebel NCP leaders Ajit Pawar, Shinde, Palaniswami were standing in the front row along with Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Nadda, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during the group photo session. They also sat in the same row in the meeting.
PM Modi hit back at the opposition
Addressing the NDA meeting, the PM taunted the opposition’s India and said that alliances formed on the basis of negativity have never been successful in the country. The PM said that for the compulsion of power, based on dynastic politics, an alliance made keeping in mind casteism and regionalism is very harmful for the country.
While the Congress used alliances to destabilize the government, the BJP-led NDA always unites the people of the country and works to strengthen the country.
He said that the NDA has recently completed 25 years – it is time to accelerate the country’s progress and fulfill regional aspirations.
“NDA is a beautiful rainbow of regional aspirations… Hence the development of the nation through the development of the states… At a time when we are working for a developed India, NDA will show the spirit of ‘Sabka Prayas’ playing a leading role.” ” They said.
“In the 1990s, the Congress resorted to alliances to destabilize the country. They formed governments and toppled governments. It was during this period that the NDA was formed in 1998… It was formed against someone or to remove someone from power. had not been.” , But it was formed to bring stability to the country,” said the Prime Minister.
India was formed to fight BJP
Sounding the bugle for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the opposition formed an anti-BJP front Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge saying his party was not interested in the prime ministerial post. Top opposition leaders- AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray and others reiterated that they are united to fight the BJP in the interest of the country. According to several sources, the name of the opposition front was suggested by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and there was much discussion on the full form of the acronym India.
Congress not interested in PM’s post: Kharge
Announcing the name of the opposition bloc at a press conference after a nearly four-hour-long meeting of leaders of 26 parties, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge did not directly answer a question on who would be the face of the new alliance. But in his opening remarks at the meeting, he said that the Congress was not interested in power or the prime minister’s post.
Mamta became a challenge for BJP!
Trinamool Congress (TMC) president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing reporters in Bengaluru, challenged the BJP and asked if the saffron party would fight with ‘Bharat’.
“It (opposition meeting) was constructive and fruitful and the real challenge begins today. The only work of governance at the Center today is to buy and sell governments. I want to ask BJP and NDA, can they challenge India. India will win, our country will win and the BJP will lose,” he said. India will win, the NDA will lose,” Mamata said. “We have to save India because the BJP is trying to sell the country,” she said.
what did rahul gandhi say
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the fight for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections is between the NDA and India.
He said, “This fight is not between the BJP and the opposition. The country’s voice is being suppressed, it is a fight for it. That’s why we came up with this name – Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance – which means India.”
(with PTI inputs)