The opposition alliance that will take on the ruling BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections has been named INDIA (Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance). Mallikarjun Kharge, president of the main opposition Congress party, said INDIA stood for ‘Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance’.
Top leaders of 26 opposition parties met in Bengaluru on July 17-18 to discuss a united strategy to take on the ruling BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
After the two-day meeting, they announced that they had joined hands to form an alliance called ‘INDIA’ to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said, “We’ll fight 2024 Lok Sabha elections unitedly, and succeed. The first achievement of the alliance is the unanimous agreement on the name. We are calling it ‘Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance – INDIA’. There is a deep meaning in this…”
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, “I want to ask BJP and NDA, can they challenge INDIA? INDIA will win, our country will win, and BJP will lose.”
Earlier in the day on July 18, indicating that such a name is being considered, Congress Lok Sabha MP Manickam Tagore said on Twitter, “INDIA will win.” “Chak De! INDIA,” tweeted Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien even as the meeting was underway.