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PCN Chief Sharad Pawar Calls Opposition Meeting: Key Points | India News


NEW DELHI: In the first major attempt after the recent round of assembly elections to unite opposition parties, PCN patriarch Sharad Pawar and BJP veteran turned TMC leader Yashwant Sinha called a meeting of political leaders from the anti-BJP spectrum for a discussion on the political situation in the country on Tuesday.
Here are some of the details related to the scheduled meeting:

  • The meeting will be attended by the leader of the National Conference and former Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, the leader of TMC, Yashwant Sinha, Sanjay singh from AAP and D Raja from CPI. Sanjay Jha, Pawan Verma and Sudheendra Kulkarni will also be present at the meeting.
  • Economists and public figures have also been invited to the discussion.
  • In addition to politicians, eminent people from various fields, such as senior defender KTS Tulsi, former chief election commissioner SY Qureshi, former ambassador KC Singh, lyricist Javed Akhtar, filmmaker Pritish Nandy, defender Colin Gonsalves, filmmaker Pritish Nandi and media personalities Karan Thapar and Ashutosh will attend Tuesday’s meeting.
  • On Monday, the head of the CPN, Sharad Pawar, met with political strategist Prashant Kishor at his residence in Mumbai and discussed ways to forge a Third Front.
  • Kishor, who was instrumental in the Trinamool Congress‘victory in the recent West Bengal assembly elections, he had a meeting with Pawar on June 11.
  • There will be no representation of Congress at the meeting.
  • Congressional sources said the party had not been contacted about the proposed meeting. However, according to sources, three invitations were sent to the G-23 members: Kapil sibal, Vivek Tankha and Manish Tiwari. While two of the guests said they will not attend and one of them is not in the capital.

(With inputs from agencies)

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