New Delhi: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have decided to skip the opposition parties’ meeting called by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the national capital Delhi regarding the upcoming presidential elections in the country. It is expected that Naveen Patnaik’s BJD may not be part of Mamata’s congregation as well.
As per the sources, the TRS is adamant about not sharing the platform with the Congress. On the other hand, AAP is expected to take up the issue only after the name of the candidate is revealed for the forthcoming presidential election.
Leaders of opposition parties are likely to attend a meeting to make a joint strategy on how to deal with presidential polls.
When Mamata Banerjee reached Delhi on Tuesday, she first met Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar at his residence. Mamata urged Sharad Pawar to become a candidate of the opposition. The veteran leader declined the offer given by the TMC leader and wished to remain in active politics.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee sent a letter to 22 opposition leaders and some chief ministers last week inviting them to attend a gathering on June 15 at the Constitutional Club in Delhi. Several non-BJP parties were requested to be part of the congregation.
The Congress has agreed with Mamata’s call, and it is expected that Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Jairam Ramesh, and Randeep Surjewala will attend the meeting. Besides Congress, several other parties will be part of the conference to take decisions ahead of the presidential polls.