INDIA bloc to hold first coordination committee meeting on September 13

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The first meeting of the 14-member coordination committee of the opposition bloc INDIA will be held in Delhi on September 13. The meeting will be held at the residence of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and will discuss the coalition’s strategies and future programmes.

The INDIA bloc was formed by over two dozen opposition parties to take on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The coordination committee will act as the top decision-making body of the alliance.

Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, a member of the coordination committee, has claimed that the Enforcement Directorate has served him a summon to appear before it on September 13, the day of the meeting. Banerjee has taken a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the ED has conveniently served him the notice on the same day as the meeting.

Besides Pawar and Banerjee, the coordination committee includes K C Venugopal of the Congress, T R Baalu (DMK), Hemant Soren (JMM), Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena-UBT), Tejashwi Yadav (RJD), Raghav Chadha (AAP), Javed Ali Khan (SP), Lalan Singh of the JD(U), D Raja (CPI), Omar Abdullah (National Conference), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP), and a leader of the CPI-M.

The meeting is expected to be a major opportunity for the INDIA bloc to discuss its strategy for the upcoming elections and to build consensus on key issues. It will also be a chance for the leaders of the alliance to come together and project a united front against the BJP.


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