On Friday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah announced that in order to fight against the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the ‘federal front’ parties should forget the differences and unite together to stand against the most strong contender. Our sources have reported that on Friday, a meeting was organized between Abdullah and West Bengal Chief Minister at state secretariat Nabanna.
“We will try, as far as possible, to set aside whatever little differences we have and put the best foot forward in terms of taking the fight to the BJP in 2019. My party and Mamata Didi’s party have got no differences to set aside,” Abdullah said while addressing the media after the meeting.
When Abdullah was asked that whether he would wish to have Congress in the front, he said that the party will make the best possible efforts to come up with every possible party that is fighting against BJP.
On this Mamta Banerjee said that almost all the parties in order to fight BJP are working together. Most of the parties are willing to form alliances with the similar parties in order to fight against the strongest contender.
“Let’s sacrifice everything for our country because we cannot sacrifice our people. This way in 2019 we will have a government for the people, of the people and by the people. The current Union government is constantly resorting to arm-twisting strategies to silence the Opposition’s views. Just a few days back, our MP Derek O’Brien was threatened by a central minister that if Trinamool continues to raise anti-BJP issues, Bengal will not be spared. This should end and hence a united Opposition against the BJP is required in 2019 Lok Sabha polls,” she said.
When Abdullah was asked to comment on the Bengal Chief Minister’s idea of moving ahead in the fight as one-on-one with the BJP in every state, Abdullah said that he has no idea that whether this thing would be possible in every state.
Our news sources have reported that on 30th of this month, Mamta Banerjee is flying off to Delhi for her three-day visit to the city in order to meet the leaders of several other political parties.
Recently, at Martyrs’ Day rally, that took place on 21st July, Banerjee targeted the BJP-led central government and called for the regional parties to unite for the Lok Sabha polls.