Maharashtra Assembly Election: Opposition parties to unite against BJP

Meanwhile, Congress has organised a meeting with all opposition parties in the Parliament on May 31 to discuss the possible causes for their defeat in the national elections

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After the defeat in Lok Sabha elections, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are preparing for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections which are scheduled later this year. In 2019 general elections, of the 48 seats in Maharashtra, Congress and NCP alliance won only six. 

Congress-NCP alliance on Tuesday organised a meeting to discuss the plan to defeat BJP in the upcoming state assembly polls. Ahead of it, more opposition parties have a possibility to join the alliance including Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). However, there has been no official announcement regarding the same. 

Meanwhile, Congress Parliamentary party meeting is scheduled to be held on June 1. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will remain present during the meeting. According to sources, the newly elected Congress MPs along with the party’s Rajya Sabha members may elect Sonia Gandhi as the chairperson of the parliamentary party.

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Moreover, ahead of the Parliamentary sessions, Congress has organised a meeting with all opposition parties in the Parliament on May 31 to discuss the possible causes for their defeat in the national elections. 

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