Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has given a big statement between the stand of Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party regarding the opposition front. He said that any opposition front to counter the BJP is not possible without the Congress. If an alliance is formed for the 2024 general elections, the Congress party will play a central role in it. However, he added that it is too early to talk about all this as the Congress’s first priority is the upcoming elections in Karnataka and elections in other states later this year.
Jairam Ramesh’s comments came after statements by both Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal and Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh indicated that the two parties would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, including the Congress and Will stay away from BJP and will work to bring other regional parties together.
What did Trinamool-SP say?
Earlier on March 17, TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay had said that CM Mamta is ready to face the BJP. She will go to powerful regional parties and talk to fight BJP. Our party will go on its way. We will keep distance from BJP and Congress. On the other hand, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav while praising Mamta Banerjee had said that everyone in the country wants change. No other party would ever have done as much damage to the country as the Bharatiya Janata Party. Regional parties will play an important role in the 2024 battle. You will see a front before the election. I really hope so. Front, coalition or alliance can speak anything to you.
Said this on opposition unity
When asked whether the statements of TMC and SP are a blow to opposition unity? Jairam Ramesh said that the people of Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party keep meeting. Third Front or Fourth Front will continue to be formed, but it is necessary to have Congress in the opposition. In an interview to news agency PTI, he said that if an opposition alliance is formed, the Congress will play a central role in it. No front is possible without the Congress, but it is too early to talk about it.
At present, the focus of the Congress on the assembly elections
He said that first of all there is election in Karnataka. After that elections are to be held in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram. This year we will be completely busy with state elections, we will talk about 2024 elections later. He said that the meetings will continue, the positioning will continue. I will make third front, I will make fourth front, I will make fifth front, all this will go on.