Rahul Gandhi may not have shown interest in giving support to Akhilesh-Mayawati coalition, but he finally came in support of Mamta Banerjee.
Gandhi wrote a letter to Trinmool Congress chief and current Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Bannerjee. In the letter, Gandhi writes, “I extend my support to Mamata Di on this show of unity and hope that we send a powerful message of a united India together.”
This letter came ahead of the biggest rally till now in Lok Sabha elections, held by Mamta Bannerjee. A number of opposition leaders are going to join the rally. Namely: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are expected to address it, as are Opposition leaders Sharad Pawar, Akhilesh Yadav, Omar Abdullah, N Chandrababu Naidu, Tejashwi Yadav and MK Stalin.
Gandhi further wrote in the letter, “Across India, there are powerful forces afoot. The entire Opposition is united in our belief that true nationalism and development can only be defended on the tested pillars of democracy, social justice and secularism, ideas that the BJP and Modi are intent on destroying.
Forces that are fanned by the anger and disappointment of hundreds of millions of Indians who have seen through the false promises and lies peddled by the Modi government.”
So, the parties that have confirmed to join Trinmool Congress’s mega opposition rally are:
• Trinamool Congress (itself)
• Indian National Congress
• Samajwadi Party
• Janta Dal (secular)
• Aam Aadmi Party
• Bahujan Samaj Party
• Nationalist Congress Party
• Jammu and Kashmir Nationalist Conferrence
• Telugu Desam Party
• Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam
• Rashtriya Janta Dal
Congress published the letter on its official Twitter account.