The leaders of 15 parties, including the Trinamool Congress (TMC) which skipped the last such meeting, were present at today’s gathering headed by Rahul Gandhi the Congress leader.
The TDP, TRS and the YSRC from the Telugu states, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), however, skipped it.”As far as fuel prices are concerned, the people of India are struggling and if we cycle from here to Parliament, it will have an impact,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The single motive to invite you is that we should unite. The more this voice unites, the more powerful it will become, the more difficult it will become for the BJP and RSS to suppress this voice,” Gandhi said at the meeting.
“We should remember the foundation of unity and it is important that now we start to come up with the principles of this foundation,” he told the opposition leaders.
After the meeting, Gandhi and other opposition leaders cycled to Parliament to highlight the issue of high fuel prices.
There is a talk that the strategy was suggested by Prashant Kishore who is forging the unity of the opposition against Modi and he is planning to become the General Secretary of the Congress party soon.
But the BJP considers fuel rates as a non-issue and that it need not be discussed in the parliament.