A rally organised by some activists in Mumbai has turned into a staging ground of sorts for the opposition parties to use as a springboard for a multi-pronged offensive against the Modi government, in what is also being seen as a hint at developing a pan-India opposition unity ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
Opposition leaders Sharad Pawar, Sharad Yadav, D Raja, Hardik Patel, Omar Abdullah, Dinesh Trivedi and Sushilkumar Shinde met in Mumbai today ahead of “Save the Constitution” march.
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar had announced that he would be joining the march and had invited other parties as well.
The meeting took place at the south Mumbai home of the leader of opposition in Maharashtra assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, people familiar with the matter said. NCP leaders Praful Patel and DP Tripathi and former parliamentarian Ram Jethmalani were also present, a news agency reported.
Former union minister Dinesh Trivedi was Mamata Banerjee’s pick from the Trinamool Congress for the Mumbai meeting.