New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that INDIA alliance represents 60 percent of India’s population and if all parties come together then it is impossible for BJP to win the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The former Congress chief was addressing the media 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.”
“Today, two very big steps were taken. If parties on this stage unite, it is impossible for BJP to win elections. The task in front of us is to come together in the most efficient way. Forming a coordination committee and the decision to expedite seat-sharing discussions are two steps necessary to ensure that the INDIA alliance defeats the BJP,” Gandhi said.
Meanwhile, The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), during its third meeting here on Friday, announced a 14-member coordination committee and 19-member election strategy committee to take on the BJP in the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The coordination committee will comprise Congress’ K.C. Venugopal, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, DMK’s T.R. Baalu, JMM’s Hemant Soren, Shiv Sena-UBT’s Sanjay Raut, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, Trinamool Congress’ Abhishek Banerjee, AAP’s Raghav Chaddha, Samajwadi Party’s Javed Ali Khan, JD-U’s Lalan Singh, CPI’s D. Raja, National Conference Omar Abdullah, and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti. The CPI-M will give the name of their party leader for the committee later.
Meanwhile in the election strategy committee, there will be Congress’ Gurdeep Singh Sappal, JD-U’s Sanjay Jha, Shiv Sena-UBT’s Anil Desai, RJD’s Sanjay Yadav, NCP’s P.C. Chacko, JMM’s Champai Soren, Samajwadi Party’s Kiranmoy Nanda, AAP’s Sanjay Singh, CPI-M’s Arun Kumar, CPI’s Binoy Viswam, National Conference’s Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi, RLD’s Shahid Siddiqui, RSP’s NK Premachandran, AIFB’s G. Devarajan, CPI-ML’s Ravi Rai, VCK’s Thol Thirumavalan, IUML’s KM Kadar Moidin, KC- M’s Jose K. Mani with as its members. Trinamool will suggest the name of their party leader later.
The opposition bloc also announced a working group for social media with Congress’ Supriya Shrinate, RJD’s Sumit Sharma, Samajwadi Party’s Ashish Yadav and Rajeev Nigam, AAP’s Chaddha, JMM’s Avindani, PDP’s Iltija Mehbooba, CPI-M’s Pranjal, CPI’s Bhalchandran Kango, NC’s Ifra Ja, and CPI-ML’s V Arun Kumar as its members.