Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked the opposition parties to work together to oust the Narendra Modi government at Centre, soon after declaring his candidature against the Left Democratic Front in Kerala.
Speaking at a rally in Bengaluru, Gandhi said that “we” can kick Modi out if people join together against BJP in Karnataka.
Rahul’s candidature from Wayanad despite the resistance from several opposition parties including NCP came as a shock for the ‘Grand Alliance’. Congress and Left parties are in alliance in Tamil Nadu. However, the latter were not given seats in Bihar, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The talks for an ‘understanding’ in West Bengal also were not fruitful.
With this, CPIM and CPI, the parties which were close to the UPA alliance may move towards the ‘Federal Front’ of Mamata Banerjee. Banerjee is hoping to pose a challenge to NDA and UPA by bringing together the regional players like Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
Kejriwal on Monday alleged that though he met Rahul to talk about the alliance in Delhi, he did not respond positively.