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Opposition parties to meet on Dec 10 in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Preparing the pitch for a 'Mahagatbandhan' (Grand Alliance) ahead of the polls, opposition parties will meet here on December 10, a day before Parliament opens its winter session and the results of Assembly elections in five states are known.

The driving force behind the gathering is N. Chandrababu Naidu, who has been making efforts to put together an anti-BJP front after walking out of the

Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, former Union Sharad Yadav, Farooq Abdullah, and leaders of other opposition parties are likely to attend the meeting to be held at in the heart of

The meeting will focus on the form and structure of the proposed opposition alliance and a course of action to take forward the initiative.

A plan of action is likely to be drafted to fight the over its alleged anti-people policies like misuse of institutions like RBI, CBI, CVC and the Income Tax department to settle scores with political rivals, an opposition told IANS.

He said the meeting would also discuss on the sidelines how to corner the government in Parliament on issues related to farmers, demonetisation and the controversial Rafale deal.

Naidu has met Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Party's Sharad Pawar, DMK's M.K. Stalin, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, Farooq Abdullah, former and Janata and leader

The meeting comes a day ahead of the vote count of Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and

The elections are being dubbed the semifinal of next year's

Last week, opposition leaders gathered here at a farmers rally. The Congress and shared the stage together and accused the of plunging the country into an acute agrarian crisis.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:26 IST