September 21, 2020

Opposition Unity in Thoughts, Sonia Gandhi & Mamata Banerjee Convene Assembly of CMs; NEET Postponement on Agenda

A file photo of Mamata Banerjee with Sonia Gandhi. (AFP)

A file picture of Mamata Banerjee with Sonia Gandhi. (AFP)

The assembly assumes significance as it will likely be held within the backdrop of an virtually non-existent opposition unity, particularly over key points.

A day after fireworks on the Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly, with the celebration nonetheless attempting to get better, an try is being made to get better misplaced floor and do some injury management.

Sources on Tuesday mentioned celebration interim president Sonia Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have gotten collectively to tackle the BJP over a problem they really feel can endear themselves to many, particularly college students. The 2 leaders have convened a gathering of like-minded opposition chief ministers at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Aside from Banerjee and chief ministers of Congress-ruled states, Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren and Maharashtra’s Uddhav Thackeray attend the assembly to be held via video-conference. Prime of the agenda is postponement of the NEET and JEE Foremost examinations scheduled for the primary week of September. Additionally on the agenda is defending the federal construction of the nation.

Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time, asking for postponement of the exams to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sources mentioned the difficulty of compensation to states would even be mentioned in a bid to evolve a collective stand forward of the the August 27 GST Council assembly.

The assembly assumes significance as it will likely be held within the backdrop of an virtually non-existent opposition unity, particularly over key points. Opposition unity has taken an enormous setback, significantly throughout parliament classes on account of which the federal government was in a position to cross key payments, such because the one on triple talaaq.

On the initiative of Banerjee and Gandhi, a renewed try is being made to rally collectively the opposition to tackle the BJP authorities over a problem more likely to resonate with many, particularly college students and center class.

However extra importantly, sources say, that is an try and additionally reiterate that Gandhi nonetheless has the charisma and energy to succeed in out to opposition leaders and that she is heard. It additionally exhibits that Banerjee and Gandhi proceed to share an excellent equation regardless of the TMC and the Congress being at loggerheads in West Bengal.

This little assist from Banerjee would assist in settling the robust pitch within the CWC that there isn’t a match for Gandhi within the Congress. It will additionally present to the BJP that the 2 girls are able to take them on.

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