Congress delegation arrives in Mumbai to take stock of INDIA's 3rd meetingtext_fields
New Delhi: The Congress party delegation led by senior leaders Gurdeep Singh Sappal, and Syed Naseer Hussain has arrived in Mumbai ahead of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance's (INDIA) third meeting scheduled on August 31 and September 1.
The leaders will hold a meeting with the party leaders in Mumbai to discuss the preparations for INDIA’s third meeting.
The third meeting of the bloc is being hosted jointly by the Shiv Sena (UBT) and the NCP's Sharad Pawar faction, with support from the Congress, the three constituents of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance. The MVA constituents had been holding parleys to schedule the meeting.
The opposition parties had held two back-to-back meetings within a month, first on June 23 in Bihar’s Patna and second on July 18-19 in Karnataka’s Bengaluru, during which the name of INDIA for the opposition bloc was finalised.
The INDIA meetings had brought like-minded parties together ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the third meeting is said to be crucial as several committees will be formed for coordination as well as a convenor will be decided.
The last meeting, held in Bengaluru was attended by leaders of 26 opposition parties, including leaders like Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, and several others.
With inputs from IANS