NCP chief Sharad Pawar will arrive in Delhi on Tuesday morning amid opposition tensions over the presidential election. On the eve of Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee’s meeting on Wednesday, opposition political activism is on the rise surrounding Pawar. Opposition leaders will hold talks with Pawar on Tuesday in various steps. Mamata is also coming to Delhi tomorrow. According to political sources, she may also hold talks with a few opposition leaders on Tuesday evening before Wednesday’s meeting.
After receiving the invitation letter for Mamata’s meeting with the presidential candidate, some hesitation and distrust has been created in the Congress camp. Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien took action on Sunday to ensure that the issue does not disrupt the unity of the opposition. According to sources, he spoke on the phone with Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge and K. C. Venugopal. Derek sent a message to the congressional leadership that the invitation was intended to bring the opposition parties together on a platform to field a strong candidate for the presidency. Besides, the Trinamool leader had no other motive.
It has not been made clear yet from the Congress camp that what they will do about going to the meeting of Mamata. On today, Mallikarjun Kharge will talk about the issue with Sharad Pawar. That meeting is considered to be very important. Like Mamata Banerjee, the Congress also wants Sharad Pawar to stand as a candidate. In that case, the problem is solved a lot, there is no need to think of a new name for the Congress. On the other hand, regarding the recent Rajya Sabha results in Mumbai on Sunday On the other hand, Sharad Pawar said after a meeting on the results of the recent Rajya Sabha in Mumbai on Sunday that he had not spoken directly to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. But when he goes to Delhi, he will talk to Kharge and all concerned.
Differences amongst Left parties
According to sources, Sanjay Singh of AAP has spoken on the phone with Pawar. Tomorrow CPM’s Sitaram Yechury and CPI’s D. Raja will go to talk to Pawar. There is a difference of opinion among the leftists about going to Mamata’s meeting. CPM is against joining that meeting. Considering the politics of West Bengal, the CPM says that with Mamata, her call should not be politically on the same platform. On the other hand, according to the CPI, now is not the time to look at it. The meeting should be attended keeping in mind the opposition politics at the national level. Again, the RSP thinks that Mamata Banerjee is actually working for the BJP. They are also against joining the meeting.
Meanwhile, Mamata spoke to SP leader Akhilesh Singh Yadav on the phone. According to sources, Akhilesh has informed Mamata of his old position. Akhilesh said he would support whoever Mamata nominates as the presidential candidate. However, Akhilesh himself will not be present at the meeting on Wednesday. Ramgopal Yadav may be present as his representative.