In order to strengthen the opposition unity, what topics are discussed in the meeting going to be held in Bengaluru and whether any positive agenda can be prepared apart from removing Modi, the whole country will be watching it.
16-17 parties participated in a similar meeting in Patna, 26 parties are gathering in Bengaluru.
While these new parties arriving in Bengaluru to bolster opposition unity will largely have limited influence in South India, the opposition will have an opportunity to claim that it now has more parties on its side.
Even after this, it is difficult to say whether all of them will be able to remain united till the next general elections, because they are churning about which side will be beneficial to stand on.
It cannot be ignored that till recently some of the leaders who were advocating for opposition unity or keeping distance from BJP have changed sides.
Prominent among them are Jitan Ram Manjhi and Omprakash Rajbhar. The number of such leaders may increase in the coming days, as the BJP is also trying to expand the National Democratic Alliance headed by it.
It has also called a meeting on July 18 in this regard.
It has not been many days since the Patna meeting of the opposition parties was held, but in the meanwhile a lot has changed in the opposition camp.
There has been a split in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra and Nitish Kumar, the biggest advocate of opposition unity, has started appearing to be prone to a split in his party.
Nitish Kumar’s difficulty has also increased due to the filing of charge sheet against Tejashwi Yadav in land scam in lieu of job in Railways.
In another development, the Congress has decided to oppose the ordinance brought by the Delhi government to satisfy the Aam Aadmi Party.
After this, the AAP leaders have given their consent to go to Bengaluru, but the question is whether Delhi and Punjab Congress leaders will be able to accept the decision of their leadership?
The question is also whether the Aam Aadmi Party will now stop its sharp political attacks on the Congress in the states for the upcoming assembly elections?
Similarly, there is also a question whether the Congress leaders in Bengal will be ready to show leniency towards Mamta Banerjee?
The Congress will also have to solve the conundrum whether it will continue with its bizarre policy of staying with the Left parties in Bengal and standing against them in Kerala?