The initiative — in the backdrop of opposition functions joining arms to assault the govt in Parliament — is a move to strengthening the opposition and laying the basis for a united entrance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a occasion insider said.
Sonia Gandhi’s invitation comes at a time when chat of a non-BJP, non-Congress entrance is accomplishing the rounds pursuing a proposal by TRS main and Telangana Main Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for a national session course of action on the issue.
Sources near to the Congress verified that Sonia Gandhi’s supper would signify the coming with each other of all opposition functions who would get on the BJP within and outdoors Parliament.
“It would not only be a supper, but also showcase the power of opposition functions who would like to come with each other to form a entrance versus the misrule of BJP,” a senior leader said.
Various leaders have verified their attendance, a Congress insider said, declining to go into specifics.
Nevertheless, he said Sonia Gandhi is eager to have all best opposition occasion leaders, which includes Trinamool Congress main Mamata Banerjee, who is yet to validate.
Banerjee has spoken to Rao and DMK functioning president MK Stalin for coordination within and outdoors Parliament.
NDA ally TDP could also show up at the Congress leader’s supper, said a senior opposition leader on condition of anonymity.
Nevertheless the TDP is an ally of the NDA, the southern regional occasion has joined arms with other opposition functions to protest in Parliament versus the Centre in excess of the problem of triple talaq. The occasion has also aired its distinctions with the govt in excess of a particular package deal for Andhra Pradesh.
The 2nd fifty percent of the spending budget session has been witnessing protests by opposition functions, which have also held demonstrations outdoors the House and within.
There is “great coordination” between TRS, TDP, SP, BSP, TMC, Still left, DMK and all opposition functions in Parliament on many difficulties, TMC leader Derek O’Brien said on Tuesday.