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18 Oppn parties to meet once a month for better coordination

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Eighteen opposition parties have decided to meet once a month to discuss various crucial issues and maintain better coordination among themselves to unitedly take on the

TMC leader Derek O'Brien announced this after a meeting of the opposition parties to decide on their vice presidential candidate today.

"The party and we have agreed that we will hold such meetings once every month," he said.

The TMC leader said various key issues such as farmer suicides, the fallout of the Goods and Services (GST) and demonetisation, and the role of some governors were discussed in the meeting.

These issues are likely to be raised in the upcoming session.

Some of the opposition parties have accused Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of compromising on constitutional propriety.

The earlier alleged that the role of governors appointed by the had been questionable, be it in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, or

In today's meeting, the opposition leaders were also unanimous in condemning the for targeting all the opposition parties, be it Lalu Yadav's RJD in Bihar, the or the Aam Aadmi Party.

O'Brien said this issue would also be raised in

The Trinamool Congress leader said there was "good opposition coordination" on the vice presidential election and that it was likely to continue. The opposition parties today fielded former governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their candidate for the post of the vice president.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 18:33 IST