Six opposition parties, including the Samajwadi Party (SP), on Sunday, vowed to form an alliance with the Congress against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh send shock waves to Ruling BJP benches
The eight parties that met on Sunday, including the CPI and the CPI(M), would meet again on October 7 to take their coalition talks forward, a Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader said.
Representatives of the LJD, SP, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Bahujan Sangharsh Dal (BSD), Gondwana Gantantra Party (GPP), Rashtriya Samanta Dal (RSD) and Prajatantrik Samadhan Party (PSP) discussed the prospective alliance for the Assembly polls, due later this year.
“Six of the eight parties agreed on an alliance to be headed by the Congress, but the CPI and the CPI(M) were averse to the Congress steering the bloc,” Yadav said.
He added the Congress, by virtue of being the main opposition party, should take the lead in forming the alliance “as the time is running out”.
The meeting was called to work out an alliance against the BJP, which has been in power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003.
It is important to note during August 2018 Joint opinion poll conducted by C-Voter and ABP has predicted congress clinching all Hindi States from BJP
Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath had said his party was keen to join hands with the like-minded parties such as the BSP for taking on the BJP.
The Congress MP had also met BSP supremo Mayawati on July 15. However, the BSP is maintaining that it will contest all the 230 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on its own.
It seems that after the BSP announced its first list of candidates, the LJD has now set the ball rolling for talks on the anti-BJP alliance. LJD mentor Sharad Yadav, who originally hails from Madhya Pradesh, has been trying hard to cobble up the Congress-led opposition.
Though BSP and Left parties didn’t form the alliance with congress but still they oppose bjp as their principal enemy that makes the ruling benches to stand alone with out major alliances on the board ., if this trend holds good then it will be difficult for BJP to retain the victory march and this may reflect in the Loksabha 2019 elections says Political analysts