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NCP chief Sharad Pawar calls opposition meeting: Key points | India News

NEW DELHI: In the first major attempt post the recent round of assembly elections to bring opposition parties together, NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar and BJP veteran- turned-TMC- leader Yashwant Sinha have called a meeting of political leaders from the anti-BJP spectrum for a discussion on the political situation in the country on Tuesday.
Here is a look at some of the details surrounding the scheduled meeting –

  • The meeting will be attended by the National Conference leader and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah, TMC leader Yashwant Sinha, Sanjay Singh from AAP and D Raja from CPI. Sanjay Jha, Pawan Verma and Sudheendra Kulkarni will also be present in the meeting.
  • Economists and public figures have been invited to the discussion as well.
  • Besides politicians, eminent people from various fields such as senior advocate KTS Tulsi, former chief election commissioner SY Qureshi, former ambassador KC Singh, lyricist Javed Akhtar, film-maker Pritish Nandy, advocate Colin Gonsalves, filmmaker Pritish Nandi and media personalities Karan Thapar and Ashutosh will attend Tuesday’s meeting.
  • On Monday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met political strategist Prashant Kishor at his residence in Mumbai and discussed ways to forge a Third Front.
  • Kishor, who was instrumental in the Trinamool Congress‘ victory in the recent West Bengal assembly election, had a meeting with Pawar on June 11.
  • There will no representation from Congress in the meeting.
  • Congress sources said the party had not been approached about the proposed meeting. However, as per sources, three invitations were sent out to G-23 members — Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha and Manish Tiwari. While two of the invitees said they are not attending and one of them is not in the capital.

(With inputs from agencies)




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