New Delhi: The Opposition INDIA bloc’s fourth meeting, originally scheduled for December 17, has been rescheduled to December 19 in Delhi, according to Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh. The meeting was initially called on December 6, coinciding with the announcement of election results in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Rajasthan. Subsequent postponements occurred after key leaders, including Nitish Kumar, Mamata Banerjee, MK Stalin, Hemant Soren, and Akhilesh Yadav, decided not to attend.
INDIA की पार्टियों के नेताओं की चौथी बैठक मंगलवार 19 दिसंबर 2023 को नई दिल्ली में दोपहर 3 बजे से होगी।
The 4th meeting of the leaders of INDIA parties will be held on Tuesday December 19th, 2023 in New Delhi at 3pm.
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) December 10, 2023
The Congress party, facing setbacks in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, currently holds power in only Himachal Pradesh in the northern region. The INDIA bloc’s last meeting in Mumbai, hosted by Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, saw discussions on electoral issues, the formation of a coordination committee, and a resolution to collectively contest the 2024 general elections.
The alliance, consisting of 27 parties, aims to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls together under the banner of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). The decision to unite against the BJP was made during the first meeting in Patna, hosted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.