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Sonia Gandhi to host dinner for Opposition leaders Monday, AAP amongst 24 events invited for subsequent meet in Bengaluru: sources

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will each take part within the second assembly of opposition events on July 18 in Bengaluru, for which 24 events have been invited, together with the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP), sources mentioned right this moment.

Sonia Gandhi is prone to host a dinner for opposition leaders a day earlier than the assembly, which has been referred to as by the Congress as a part of the continuing makes an attempt to place up a united battle towards the BJP within the 2024 nationwide election.

The primary opposition assembly, that includes some 15 events, occurred in Bihar on the occasion of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Stories counsel eight new events are prone to be a part of the assembly on Monday.

These embrace the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Kongu Desa Makkal Katchi (KDMK), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Revolutionary Socialist Occasion (RSP), All India Ahead Bloc, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Kerala Congress (Joseph), and Kerala Congress (Mani).

The KDMK and MDMK have been allies of the BJP for the 2014 election, after which Prime Minister Narendra Modi got here to energy.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, who’s Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, despatched out invitations to prime opposition leaders and referred to the primary assembly in Patna. “The assembly was a terrific success as we have been in a position to talk about varied essential points that threaten our democratic polity and got here to a unanimous settlement on unitedly combating the subsequent Basic Elections,” Mr Kharge mentioned within the letter.

“I imagine that you will need to proceed these discussions and construct on the momentum that now we have created. We have to work collectively to search out options to the challenges that our nation is dealing with,” he wrote.

RJD chief Lalu Yadav, who has been unwell, has mentioned he’ll journey to Bengaluru for the assembly.

The primary assembly was shadowed by a conflict between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) over the Centre’s Delhi ordinance, with Arvind Kejriwal demanding a declaration of help from the Congress and threatening to skip the subsequent assembly if it was not forthcoming.

Leaders like Mamata Banerjee and Sharad Pawar intervened to cease any escalation as Mr Kejriwal confronted Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge.


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