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Mamata, Chandrababu Naidu to attend AAP's anti-BJP rally in Delhi today

Leaders from the Samajwadi Party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Rashtriya Lok Dal and other parties will also address the rally

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

From(L)to(R)Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Sita Ram Yetchuri, Farookh Abdullah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Yadav and D.Raja during Farmers Protest at Parliament Street in New Delhi. PHOTO-DALIP KUMAR
From(L)to(R)Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Sita Ram Yetchuri, Farookh Abdullah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Yadav and D.Raja during Farmers Protest at Parliament Street in New Delhi. PHOTO: DALIP KUMAR

In yet another broadside against the in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, opposition leaders are all set to meet at a mega rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday and seek to corner the Modi government on various issues.

The rally is being organised by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is critical of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leaders, including Prime Minister and its chief,  

Delhi convenor Gopal Rai told PTI that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, National Conference (NC) leader and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief would attend the rally. 
 

Leaders from the Samajwadi Party (SP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and other parties would address the mega rally, he said.  

Asked if Congress president would also attend the rally, Rai said an invite was sent to him, adding that the had invited all the opposition leaders who had gathered at a mega anti-rally convened by Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Banerjee in Kolkata last month.

Sources said with months to go for the general election, the rally would serve to bring the opposition leaders together in firming up a "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) to challenge the and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners.
 

There were talks of an alliance between the and the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital, but the local leadership of the latter is believed to be against it.

The AAP and the Congress have been bitter rivals in Delhi and Punjab.  

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:40 IST
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