Congress, TDP, CPI form grand alliance against TRS; Hint of United Opposition Front

Politics is the most unpredictable field. TDP and Congress, both have never thought in their wildest of the dream that this day might come. They formed the alliance after 35 years along with CPI. The aim is to impose President’s rule before election. This much trouble to face TRS in the election. 

A group of senior political leaders from four Opposition parties – the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Congress, the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) – met Governor ESL Narasimhan on Tuesday.

According to a senior Congress leader, the alliance will be in line for a United Opposition ahead of 2019 general elections. The front is also reportedly trying to unite with Kodandaram (of TJS) also.

“This is only the preliminary stage. We have not discussed seat sharing. But we are formulating a broad-based alliance, including the TDP also, on the basis of the Common Minimum Programme.” 

 R C Khuntia, AICC-in-charge of Congress affairs in Telangana.

This is the first time in TDP’s 35-year-old history that it is joining hands with the Congress in a state. Justifying the alliance, Khunti said the Congress does not harbour any bitter feelings towards the TDP. 

Hint of United Opposition?

This move increases the chances of a United Opposition Front to counter BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. Earlier, in a statement, NCP leader Sharad Pawar has already declared a contest-like criterion for becoming PM. In UP, coming together of SP and BSP also indicate that the Opposition is determined to remove the Saffron Party from the Parliament. Let’s see can they hold up till the 2019 Polls. 

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