Will the union of opposition can decide the face of the PM candidate without conflicts for 2024 elections?
The race for 2024 has started.
The question of union of opposition is hanging in the air with lots of doubt.
Nitish Kumar is the longest surviving chief minister and he now projects himself as PM candidate in 2024.
According to JD(U) President Lalan Singh, Mr. Kumar’s primary focus is on bringing Opposition parties together to challenge the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The head of the JD(U) and member of parliament for Lok Sabha remarked that numerous opposition figures, including Sharad Pawar and Arvind Kejriwal, called Mr. Kumar to congratulate him well after he dissolved ties with the BJP and joined forces with the opposition to create a new Bihar government.
After the change of government in Bihar, Nitish Kumar seems busy for mission 2024. Nitish Kumar in an interview to the press said all union of Opposition parties should sit together to decide on the leadership to take on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP in the next Lok Sabha polls.
“Or, all parties should fight unitedly to defeat the BJP and decide later who will be their leader. Both options are there. Nitish Kumar will work on bringing all other parties fighting the BJP on one platform to pose a united challenge to its rule,” he said
Nitish Kumar and his efforts to unite the opposition is clearly visible with his ongoing meetings with the popular leaders of the opposition.
Nitish met Congress’s Rahul Gandhi on Monday. When a video of their meeting with K Chandrashekar Rao, the chief executive of Telangana, went viral on social media over the issue of the PM candidate, Nitish had hosted him in Patna before heading to Delhi. Among others, Nitish is meeting or collaborating with Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and INLD’s Om Prakash Chautala.
Nitish met CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday and said he was in Delhi for the sake of Opposition unity. “We are together, that is why I am coming here,” he said.
Nitish Kumar has come up as the face of the union opposition. According to him, the prime minister’s seat is not as important as the removal of the BJP government from the center. He added that he is not willing to be in the race for the prime minister seat, his will is to see a non-BJP India.
On the question of whether he wants to be the Prime minister? He said, “I am neither a claimant nor do I desire it.”
Agenda of opposition
The common agenda of the opposition is to remove the BJP government. The opposition and its leaders are well aware of the power and support of the BJP government and therefore they all are alert for mission 2024 and want to increase their power through unity of all the opposition.
Yechury said, “First, the agenda is to unite all parties, not to decide on the PM candidate. When the time comes, we will decide the PM candidate and let you all know.” Nitish said, “Our entire focus is to unite all Left parties, the regional parties in different states and the Congress. This will be a big deal if all of us come together.”
Will this union be possible?
The opposition in current seems very confident in their statements but what they are serving the press, will they make it possible on the ground? Each leader of the opposition is emerging himself as a PM candidate for 2024. So in this condition will all the opposition parties agree on one face without conflicts. The answer is yet to be made by the parties. Seeing the previous records of presidential elections, this union seems very tough, as the opposition parties were not even able to come on one table in the previous election.
It’s all a matter of time. The future decision and unity of the opposition will be known.