Will soon discuss the possibility of a national opposition alliance: Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena | India News
Sanjay Raut said that Congress will be the soul of such an alliance.
NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Sunday he rekindled the possibility of an anti-BJP front after senior leader Sanjay Raut said discussions on forming a nationwide opposition alliance could begin soon.
In statements to journalists, Raut said that he had discussed the issue with the supreme of the PCN, Sharad Pawar, and that Congress it will be the lifeblood of the proposed alliance.
Currently, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are part of the government of Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra.
“It is necessary to have a solid alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can be no alliance without the Congress party. It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultation, “Raut told reporters.
“The Maha Vikas aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra was formed after three ideologically different parties (Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) came together and the leadership was unanimously given to Uddhav Thackeray. This is an ideal alliance, which is working well.” said said.
Speaking of the West Bengal results, Raut said that it is not a good sign that Congress cannot administer a single seat in the assembly.
“Congress has done well in Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the recent Assembly elections. But it did not win a single seat in West Bengal and that is not good. The party needs to become even stronger,” he said.
Furthermore, whether in power or in opposition, Congress remains a pan-Indian party.
“I discussed these issues with the president of the CPN, Sharad Pawar, but since he is indisposed, he is in Mumbai. Talks to form an alliance of opposition parties will begin in a few days,” added Sena member Rajya Sabha.
Raut’s comments come amid a government facing heat from the Covid-19 pandemic that has paralyzed the nation in recent weeks. He also hot on the heels of the TMC boss Mamata banerjee securing a decisive victory against the BJP in the West Bengal elections.
Several opposition leaders had come together to launch a possible third front before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, the alliance failed to materialize after the BJP led by Narendra Modi came to power with more than 300 seats in the low camera.