Nitish Kumar: Few more political parties to join INDIA bloc
The JD(U) leader didn't disclose names of potential members but noted that election arrangements like seat distribution will be talked about in the meeting.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday (August 27) mentioned that a few additional political parties are expected to become part of the opposition INDIA bloc in their forthcoming meeting in Mumbai.
The JD(U) leader, who played an instrumental role in bringing together different parties opposed to the BJP, however, did not reveal the names of the likely entrants but said that poll-related modalities such as seat-sharing will be discussed at the meeting.
Talking to reporters here, Kumar said, "We will discuss the INDIA bloc's strategies for next year's general elections during the upcoming meeting in Mumbai. Issues such as seat-sharing will be discussed and several other agendas will be finalised. A few more political parties will join our coalition." "I wish to unite the maximum number of parties before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. I am working in that direction... I have no desire for myself," he said.
The 26-party opposition alliance, which has been formed to jointly take on the ruling BJP at the Centre in next year's elections, has already met twice in less than one month -- first in Patna on June 23 and then in Bengaluru on July 17-18.
The bloc is set to hold their third meeting in Mumbai on August 31 and September 1.
Meanwhile, the CM inspected the ongoing construction work of Lohia Path Chakra near Hartali More on Bailey Road in Patna and said the project will be completed before Durga Puja.
"I have been personally monitoring this project. It will be completed before Durga Puja. Once completed, it will ease traffic movement in the area," he added.
(With agency inputs)