Amid hypothesis over the doubtless formation of a 3rd entrance, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut immediately stated bringing all of the opposition events collectively and forming a consensus on a face to tackle the BJP within the 2024 basic elections is a large process given that each regional get together considers itself a king and tries to “dictate phrases”.
Asked if that possible face can be Sharad Pawar, Mr Raut stated the NCP chief is a senior nationwide chief however on the identical time, some individuals are interested by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.
“It is a large process to deliver all of the Opposition events collectively and kind a consensus on a face to tackle the BJP within the 2024 basic elections. Every opposition get together equates itself with a king and tries to dictate phrases,” he instructed a regional information channel in Delhi.
“We want a face to counter the Union authorities like Jayaprakash Narayan in opposition to then PM Indira Gandhi in post-emergency, VP Singh in opposition to Rajiv Gandhi. Later, (then prime minister) Manmohan Singh and (Congress polls president) Sonia Gandhi duo had been challenged by Narendra Modi within the 2014 basic elections,” Raut stated.
When requested who might emerge as a possible face to tackle the BJP, Raut stated, “Sharad Pawar has been a nationwide chief for a very long time. Some individuals consider Mamata Bannerjee after her spectacular efficiency in current West Bengal polls. In such state of affairs , if (ballot strategist) Prashant Kishor can do some magic, I will likely be comfortable”.
Mr Kishor has individually met Ms Banerjee and Mr Pawar within the current previous. He known as on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on the latter’s residence in Delhi on Tuesday.
Mr Raut stated he shared good relations with Mr Kishor and his assembly with Congress management is fully his personal enterprise. Reacting to Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole’s feedback on increasing the get together’s base within the state, he stated, “There is nothing to speak about it anymore. Every get together chief speaks about his get together’s enlargement in party-level gatherings and rallies. The precise decision- The makers are Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and (Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra CM) Uddhav Thackeray.”