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INDIA Meet Highlights: Opposition parties have united only for power, says Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Opposition meeting in Mumbai Highlights: Opposition bloc INDIA's crucial meeting concluded in Mumbai to speed up its plans to take on the NDA in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Several key leaders such as Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar participated.

The INDIA bloc met in Mumbai on FridayPremium
The INDIA bloc met in Mumbai on Friday

INDIA Alliance Mumbai Meet Highlights: Opposition bloc INDIA concluded their crucial meeting in Mumbai on Friday. Top opposition leaders, who met here for a few hours in an informal setting yesterday on the first day of the third round of talks of their alliance, have decided to get into the poll mode and speed up their plans to take on the NDA in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The leaders have emphasised that they must get their act together at the earliest while some stressed on the urgency to finalise seat sharing and come out with a joint agenda in a few weeks.

Check all the Highlights on the INDIA bloc meet in Mumbai here. 

01 Sep 2023, 07:54:56 PM IST

Opposition parties have united only for power, says Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "They (opposition parties) have united only for power. However, they will be exposed again in 2023 (Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls) and 2024 (Lok Sabha elections)."

01 Sep 2023, 06:56:31 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi returns to Delhi after INDIA alliance meeting in Mumbai

01 Sep 2023, 06:55:38 PM IST

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee returns to Kolkata after the INDIA alliance meeting

01 Sep 2023, 06:52:51 PM IST

Ye INDIA alliance 'anda' alliance ban jayega, says Piyush Goyal

Reacting on the third INDIA bloc meeting, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Ye INDIA alliance 'anda' alliance ban jayega."

01 Sep 2023, 06:51:24 PM IST

There was no vision for the development of India, says BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad 

Addressing the press, BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "In the third meeting of the so-called alliance, there was no vision for the development of India, no roadmap for the upliftment of the poor, no strategy to address concerns of farmers or women and children. The most important is that there was not even an acknowledgement of the threat to India from terrorism, radicalisation and successionist forces...Their only recurrent theme is to abuse Shri Narendra Modi ji..."

01 Sep 2023, 06:49:39 PM IST

We have not announced the next meeting of INDIA alliance, says Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray

Speaking to media, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray said, “We have not announced the next meeting of INDIA alliance."

01 Sep 2023, 06:48:25 PM IST

It was a great meeting today, says Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Arvind Sawant

01 Sep 2023, 05:48:49 PM IST

Next INDIA bloc meeting to take place in Delhi, says Supriya Sule

Speaking to reporters on the next INDIA bloc meeting, NCP MP Supriya Sule said it will take place in the national capital. "When do you want it to be held, we will hold it on those dates," she said when asked about dates for the same.

01 Sep 2023, 05:43:56 PM IST

When England failed, how will PM Modi make India Congress-free, says Rahul Gandhi 

Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Rahul Gandhi said, "PM Modi thinks that his relations with Gautam Adani can make India Congress-free, but when England was not able to make India Congress-free, how will PM Modi do this?"

01 Sep 2023, 05:41:28 PM IST

We have to fight unitedly so that we can defeat BJP, CPI leader D Raja

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a joint press briefing, said, “We have to fight unitedly so that we can defeat BJP. For that there should be proper seat-sharing."

01 Sep 2023, 04:58:25 PM IST

People of Ladakh have been betrayed by the Govt of India, says Rahul Gandhi 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a joint press briefing, said, "I spent a week in Ladakh. I went to Pangong Lake right in front of where the Chinese are. I had detailed discussions, probably the most detailed discussion that any politician outside Ladakh has had with the people of Ladakh. They categorically told me that the Chinese have taken Indian land. They categorically told me that the PM is lying about the fact that the Chinese have not taken Indian land. Every single person in Ladakh knows that the people of India and the people of Ladakh have been betrayed by the Govt of India. There is clearly an accommodation that has happened between the Govt and the Chinese. There is clearly a change on the borders. Our shepherds themselves told us that they are not being allowed into the areas where they were allowed...It is extremely shameful what has happened in Ladakh."

01 Sep 2023, 04:57:09 PM IST

INDIA alliance leaders depart from the venue in Mumbai

INDIA alliance leaders depart from the venue in Mumbai. The two-day meeting of the alliance concluded today.

01 Sep 2023, 04:42:16 PM IST

INDIA alliance's Working Group for Research

1. Amitabh Dubey, INC

2. Subodh Mehta, RJD

3. Priyanka Chaturvedi, SS

4. Vandana Chavan, NCP

5. KC Tyagi, JD(U)

6. Sudivya Kumar Sonu, JMM

7. Jasmine Shah, AAP

8. Alok Ranjan, SP

9. Imran Nabi Dar, NC

10. Aditya, PDP

11. TMC (to give name later)

01 Sep 2023, 04:41:53 PM IST

INDIA alliance's Working Group for Media

1. Jairam Ramesh, INC

2. Manoj Jha, RJD

3. Arvind Sawant, SS

4. Jitendra Ahwad, NCP

5. Raghav Chadha, AAP

6. Rajiv Ranjan, JD(U)

7. Pranjal, CPM

8. Ashish Yadav, SP

9. Supriyo Bhattacharya, JMM

10. Alok Kumar, JMM

11. Manish Kumar, JD(U)

12. Rajeev Nigam, SP

13. Bhalchandra Kango, CPI

14. Tanvir Sadiq, NC

15. Prashant Kanojia

16. Naren Chatterjee, AIFB

17. Sucheta De, CPI(ML)

18. Mohit Bhan, PDP

19. TMC (to give name later)

01 Sep 2023, 04:41:32 PM IST

INDIA alliance's Working Group for Social Media

1. Supriya Shrinate, INC

2. Sumit Sharma, RJD

3. Ashish Yadav, SP

4. Rajeev Nigam, SP

5. Raghav Chadha, AAP

6. Avindani, JMM

7. Iltija Mehbooba, PDP

8. Pranjal, CPM

9. Bhalchandra Kango, CPI

10. Ifra Jan, NC

11. V Arun Kumar, CPI(ML)

12. TMC (to give name later)

01 Sep 2023, 04:40:44 PM IST

INDIA alliance's Campaign Committee

1. Gurdeep Singh Sappal, INC

2. Sanjay Jha, JD(U)

3. Anil Desai, SS

4. Sanjay Yadav, RJD

5. PC Chako, NCP

6. Champai Soren, JMM

7. Kiranmoy Nanda, SP

8. Sanjay Singh, AAP

9. Arun Kumar, CPI(M)

10. Binoy Vishwam, CPI

11. Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi, NC

12. Shahid Siddiqui, RLD

13. NK Premachandran, RSP

14. G. Devarajan, AIFB

15. Ravi Rai, CPI(ML)

16. Thirumavalan, VCK

17. KM Kadar Moidin, IUML

18. Jose K. Mani, KC(M)

19. TMC (to give name later)

01 Sep 2023, 04:40:21 PM IST

INDIA alliance's Coordination Committee and Election Strategy Committee

1. KC Venugopal, INC

2. Sharad Pawar, NCP

3. TR Baalu, DMK

4. Hemant Soren, JMM

5. Sanjay Raut, SS

6. Tejasvi Yadav, RJD

7. Abhishek Banerjee, TMC

8. Raghav Chaddha, AAP

9. Javed Ali Khan, SP

10. Lallan Singh, JD(U)

11. D Raja, CPI

12. Omar Abdullah, NC

13. Mehbooba Mufti, PDP

14. CPI-M to give name later

01 Sep 2023, 04:38:50 PM IST

Seat sharing will be done at the state level, says CPI leader Sitaram Yechury

CPI leader Sitaram Yechury, while addressing a joint press briefing, said, "It is very clear that the Modi government and the BJP are rattled by the coming together of all secular parties," adding, “This alliance has expanded as two more parties have joined and we think more will join. We have worked out the understanding on the basis on which seat sharing will be done at the state level."

01 Sep 2023, 04:35:18 PM IST

INDIA alliance represents 60 percent of India's population: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a joint press briefing, said, “This stage (INDIA alliance) represents 60 percent of India's population. If all parties come together then it is impossible for BJP to win. The task is to come together in the most efficient way possible," adding, “There are differences but they are being minimised and ironed out."

“Two important decisions were made in the session. First, a coordination committee will be constituted, and second, a seat-sharing formula will be discussed soon and a resolution will be brought on this," Gandhi said. 

01 Sep 2023, 04:34:16 PM IST

This INDIA alliance is an alliance of 140 crore people of the country, says Arvind Kejriwal

AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, while addressing a joint press briefing, said, “This INDIA alliance is not just an alliance of 28 parties, this is an alliance of 140 crore people of the country. The people of the country are gathering in large numbers to build the India of 21st century."

He added, “Today, India's youth do not have jobs. The government is working for 'one person' and is drowned in corruption. There will be powerful forces that will try to create fissures in INDIA alliance as this alliance will be the reason behind the decline of Modi government. There's no tussle between anyone in the alliance."

01 Sep 2023, 04:31:50 PM IST

Those in Centre will be defeated, says JD(U) chief  Nitish Kumar

JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, while addressing a joint press briefing, said, “All the parties (of INDIA alliance) are working together. Those in Centre will be defeated," adding, “Elections (Lok Sabha) can be held before time. So, we all have to remain vigilant."

01 Sep 2023, 04:29:06 PM IST

The country suffered because we were not united, says RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, while addressing a joint press briefing said, “The country suffered because we were not united. We had always said 'Bhajpa Hatao Desh Bachao', which is now turning out to be true."

Adding more, he said, “Minorities are not safe in this country (under BJP rule). Poverty, and unemployment are rising in the country."

01 Sep 2023, 04:18:43 PM IST

We all aim to fight against unemployment, inflation: Kharge

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Congress pressident Mallikarjun Kharge said, “We all aim to fight against unemployment, inflation."

01 Sep 2023, 04:04:14 PM IST

Everyone has one aim - how to fight unemployment and rising fuel, LPG prices: Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge said every party in the INDIA bloc has only one aim – how to fight unemployment and rising fuel, and LPG prices. He said, “All parties conducted this meeting well. A structure was formed for the alliance during talks at my residence earlier, in the Patna meeting an agenda was set and now in Mumbai, everyone has kept their views before each other. Everyone has one aim - how to fight unemployment and rising fuel prices and LPG cylinder costs? They (BJP) first increased the prices and reduced the price marginally...I can say that Modi ji will never work for the poor. Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi showed a report on how Adani's income has increased."

01 Sep 2023, 04:02:06 PM IST

Today, INDIA parties passed three resolutions…: Aditya Thackeray

Addressing a press conference, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray says, “Today, INDIA parties passed three resolutions. One, we the INDIA parties hereby resolve to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections together as far as possible. Seat-sharing arrangements in different states will be initiated immediately and concluded at the earliest in a collaborative spirit of give and take. Second, we the INDIA parties hereby resolve to organise public rallies at the earliest in different parts of the country on issues of public concern and importance."

“Third, we the INDIA parties hereby resolve to coordinate our respective communications and media strategies and campaigns on the theme of 'Judega Bharat, Jeetega India' in different languages," he said.

01 Sep 2023, 03:27:54 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi leaves for Delhi after INDIA meet | Video

01 Sep 2023, 02:33:25 PM IST

INDIA alliance meeting: Opposition bloc announces 13-member coordination committee

The INDIA alliance on Friday announced a coordination committee consisting of 13 members, India Today report. The formation of the coordination committee was one of the top agendas of the meeting.

01 Sep 2023, 02:31:15 PM IST

Opposition meeting LIVE: 'Countdown to autocratic government’s exit begins, says Mallikarjun Kharge

During the Opposition alliance meeting on Friday, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said that the countdown for the exit of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-ruled “autocratic" government has begun. Kharge shared a photograph of the ‘united’ leaders of the Opposition and captioned it- ‘Judega Bharat, Jeetega INDIA’ (India will unite; INDIA will win).

“We are united for a progressive, welfare-oriented, inclusive India. No matter how many diversions and distractions, the ruling regime throws at the people, the citizens of India shall not be betrayed anymore," Kharge said.

“140 crore Indians have decided to usher change," he said.

01 Sep 2023, 01:54:21 PM IST

INDIA Alliance meeting LIVE: Kharge says, ‘Opposition’s strength making BJP nervous'

Addressing the opposition meeting in Mumbai, Congress President Malliakrjun Kharge launched a frontal attack on the government saying INDIA bloc partners should be prepared for vendetta politics as there will be more "misuse" of agencies against them.

He said the strength of the opposition alliance is making Narendra Modi's government "nervous".

01 Sep 2023, 01:22:50 PM IST

INDIA Alliance meeting LIVE: 'Musical chair happening', union minister Hardeep Singh Puri takes jibe

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took a jibe at INDIA alliance meeting calling it a ‘musical chair’ game. Puri told media, "I wish them the best of luck...The musical chair happening there...on one day Mamata ji becomes the contender, and on the other day Nitish ji becomes the contender...".

01 Sep 2023, 12:57:16 PM IST

INDIA alliance meet LIVE: Opposition bloc will not reveal logo today

Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra assembly Vijay Wadettiwar on Friday stated that the unveiling of the logo of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) won’t happen during the ongoing meeting of the grouping.

He said the unveiling of the logo of the INDIA bloc will be postponed. The discussion will be about setting up various coordination committees.

01 Sep 2023, 12:43:36 PM IST

INDIA Alliance meet LIVE: Row over Kapil Sibal's presence

The unexpected entry of Kapil Sibal during the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc's two-day meeting has sparked a row among Congress leaders.

Congress general secretary KC Venugopal also complained about Sibal's sudden visit to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is also a part of the INDIA meet.

However, Rahul Gandhi said he had no objection to anyone whatsoever.

Last year in May Sibal made public his decision to quit the Congress while filing a nomination for the coming Rajya Sabha elections as an independent candidate, supported by the Samajwadi Party (SP).

01 Sep 2023, 12:37:18 PM IST

INDIA Alliance LIVE: Opposition bloc congratulates ISRO

'Chandrayaan-3 thrilled the world, which is looking forward eagerly to launch of Aditya-L1 on Saturday,' INDIA Alliance said.

01 Sep 2023, 12:18:32 PM IST

Opposition meeting in Mumbai LIVE: INDIA bloc arrives for mega meeting

As many as 63 representatives from 28 Opposition parties have gathered together at Mumbai's Grand Hyaat Hotel to take important decisions regarding their INDIA alliance to defeat the BJP govt in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

As per the INDIA bloc meeting's agendas, the Opposition Alliance is likely to unveil a logo for the bloc.

The meeting will also discuss the alliance strategies for the Lok Sabha election and the seat sharing in the states. A new slogan of the INDIA alliance is also likely to be launched.

01 Sep 2023, 12:04:38 PM IST

 INDIA bloc meeting LIVE: 28 political parties likely to attend today's meeting

The INDIA alliance bloc of 28 political parties are likely to attend the meeting in Mumbai today. INDIA or ‘Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance’ is a group of opposition parties, including the Congress. The parties have come together to take on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is led by PM Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and prevent it from winning a third straight term at the Centre in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

01 Sep 2023, 11:44:11 AM IST

INDIA bloc meeting begins in Mumbai

 

The meeting of the Opposition bloc, I.N.D.I.A alliance started on Friday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

01 Sep 2023, 11:37:05 AM IST

Sharad Pawar, daughter Supriya Sule attend INDIA alliance meeting 

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and party's working president Supriya Sule will be attending the INDIA alliance meeting shortly.

01 Sep 2023, 11:32:00 AM IST

INDIA Alliance meeting LIVE: Bhagwant Mann reaches Mumbai's hotel

 

Punjab CM and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann has arrived at the venue of the meeting of the INDIA alliance in Mumbai.

01 Sep 2023, 11:26:25 AM IST

INDIA alliance meeting LIVE: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge reach at Mumbai hotel

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, party president Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Rahul Gandhi arrive at the venue of the meeting of INDIA alliance in Mumbai's Grand Hyatt hotel.

01 Sep 2023, 11:15:09 AM IST

INDIA alliance meeting: Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee reached venue

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and NC president Farooq Abdullah arrive at the INDIA alliance meeting venue in Mumbai.

01 Sep 2023, 11:11:51 AM IST

INDIA alliance meeting: Nitish Kumar arrives at Mumbai's hotel

Bihar CM and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and Bihar Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha have arrived at Grand Hyatt hotel for the crucial meeting of the INDIA alliance in Mumbai today.

01 Sep 2023, 11:02:17 AM IST

INDIA alliance meeting LIVE: Lalu, Tejashwi Yadav arrive at venue

INDIA alliance meeting: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Manoj Jha arrive at Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai.

01 Sep 2023, 10:58:08 AM IST

INDIA Alliance meeting LIVE: Opposition bloc leaders reach at venue

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibbal, UBT leader Sanjay Raut, NCP leader Supriya Sule, former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray, Congress leader Ashok Chavan and other leaders of the INDIA alliance have arrived at the meeting venue in Mumbai.

01 Sep 2023, 10:49:16 AM IST

INDIA Alliance meeting: Thackerays arrive at venue

Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray from Shiv Sena, UBT have arrived at the venue in Mumbai.

01 Sep 2023, 10:41:45 AM IST

INDIA alliance meeting LIVE: Opposition bloc's key agendas for today's meeting

Key agendas:

- Issue of one country, one election

-Reason for calling a five-day special session by the BJP government

-A joint opinion on key issues like the Uniform Civil Code, Jammu Kashmir elections, and mid-term polls.

-Logo of INDIA alliance

-Spokesperson of the alliance

01 Sep 2023, 10:06:07 AM IST

INDIA bloc meeting in Mumbai: What will opposition leaders discuss today

The opposition leaders, who have gathered in Mumbai, will deliberate on their strategy and move forward on specific issues like setting up a coordination committee and forming sub groups to work on their common agenda, media strategy, joint actions, and programmes.

01 Sep 2023, 10:00:31 AM IST

INDIA bloc to strategise on 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Top leaders of the Opposition bloc INDIA will meet in Mumbai today and will give shape to their poll plans for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls as they gear up to take on the NDA amid expectations of an early election.

01 Sep 2023, 09:10:15 AM IST

INDIA bloc to take key decisions today at 11 am meeting

On Friday, INDIA alliance opposition leaders are likely to announce some of the key decisions regarding the logo, spokesperson of the bloc, and seat-sharing details, among others to take on NDA-led BJP ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Read full report here.

01 Sep 2023, 08:15:43 AM IST

Maharashtra CM posters seen near INDIA bloc venue

A video on Friday showed that Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, who is part of NDA alliance, posters were seen near INDIA bloc's venue.

01 Sep 2023, 07:57:51 AM IST

INDIA alliance, Maharashtra allies to hold parallel meeting today

On Friday, 1 September, Opposition bloc India and Maharashtra NDA allies will hold a parallel meeting in Mumbai. The NDA's meeting will be addressed by CM Eknath Shinde and his two deputies AJit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis.

Read the full report here.

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