16 opposition parties unite against BJP-led government


The farmer-related issue, increasing communal tension, misuse of investigating agencies, subversion of democratic institutions, attack on opposition leaders, etc were to be discussed.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee held a rally felicitating Rahul Gandhi for the amendment introduced to Article 371 (J) providing special status for Hyderabad Karnataka region, during the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre.

Justifying the no-show, NCP MP Praful Patel said his party was angry at being accused of not voting for Ahmed Patel despite having issued a whip in his favour.

Sonia Gandhi has been holding the post of the party's president for almost two decades now and has appointed her son, Rahul Gandhi, as the party's vice president without any consultation from members. Also NCP skipping the meeting shows that Congress has no power and has lost it long back. "This is the difference between us".

Accusing the NDA Central government of making hollow and false promises but not delivering them, Gandhi said the Congress always fulfilled the promises it made in its election manifestos.

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Hailing over BJP and its rule, another saffron party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya stated that other than no other party is capable of ruling the government than them.

"When you waive the loan by India's 10 richest Industrialists, they don't become lazy, but when you waive farmers loan they will become lazy". "Pawar told me he has been unwell... he would have attended", Azad said. If Congress leader Narayan Rane quit the party with his son and couple of supporting legislators, it will dip the Congress strength in the lower house giving an opportunity to the NCP to claim the post , As Reported By Hindustan Times. The CPI (M) leader also said that the Left had problems over having an electoral alliance with the Congress.

"On November 8, Narendra Modi gave axe blow (kuladi maari) to entire India.people are feeling its effects even today", he said. "We have built roads and helped people with employment in the state".

After the repeated defeats at the hands of the BJP in a series of elections and the party's aggressive push to establish footprints in non-BJP ruled states through other means, the Opposition leaders are working around the "unite or perish" principle.