New Delhi: Before the Lok Sabha elections 2024, efforts are being made by the Congress party to give itself the command of the leadership of the opposition.
At the same time, efforts are being made by Telangana CM KCR to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to form a non-BJP and non-Congress third front. However, all these efforts to form a united opposition to a third front do not seem to bear fruit.
Recently, Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to the Chief Ministers of seven states inviting them for dinner on March 18. In political circles, it was seen as an exercise to form a third front. However, the CM of the opposition parties distanced themselves from this dinner program for different reasons.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had invited the chief ministers of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab for dinner. JMM leader Hemant Soren, DMK leader MK Stalin, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, BRS leader KCR and CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan kept a distance from the event.
The refusal of these leaders to have dinner is a big setback for CM Kejriwal to form a non-BJP and non-Congress third front against PM Narendra Modi. In fact, the leaders of the opposition parties who received the invitation have strategically distanced themselves from the AAP’s program.