Meeting of opposition leaders in Delhi on 27th February for the Common Minimum Program for Lok Sabha elections

  • Meeting of 27 opposition leaders for discussing strategy to fight together with Lok Sabha elections
  • Opposition in parliamentary library will decide, to decide the minimum shared program for the purpose
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi gave a proposal to create a minimum common program
  • On 13th February, such a previous meeting, Left parties could remain away from the meeting

leaders of various opposition parties will hold a meeting in Parliament on 27th February with the objective to decide ‘Minimum Common Program’ for contesting Lok Sabha elections . Sources said that the opposition leaders have been called in the parliamentary library where a group strategy will be decided to confront the BJP in the general elections. However, the Left parties can stay away from this meeting. 

The strategy of the Opposition on the Pulwama terrorist attack can also be discussed in this meeting. The last meeting of the opposition leaders including the Congress was held on 13th February and there was a consensus on the minimum common program in this meeting . Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier proposed a minimum shared program of opposition parties and stressed on the state-level alliance to defeat the BJP. 

Among the leaders who had participated in the last meeting, except Rahul, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, TDP Chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.K. Other leaders, including Chandrababu Naidu and Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, took part. Sources said that the leaders of various opposition parties are likely to take part in the meeting on 27th February, although the Left has not yet made any decision about joining the meeting.