TMC skips opposition meet called by Congress, 10 others attend | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

TMC skips opposition meet called by Congress, 10 others attend

ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar
Nov 29, 2021 12:35 PM IST

In a tweet on Sunday,TMC parliamentarian Derek O’Brien made it clear that the TMC was not an ally of the Congress while dismissing suggestions that the undercurrent of tensions with the Congress will impact the unity of opposition parties on the floor of the Parliament

The Trinamool Congress skipped the meeting of opposition parties called by the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge ahead of the Parliament’s winter session in a clear indication of its tensions with the Congress in the backdrop of the Mamata Banerjee led outfit’s ambitions to become the principal opposition force nationally against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Mamata Banerjee led outfit hopes to replace the Congress to become the principal opposition force nationally. (AFP Photo)
Mamata Banerjee led outfit hopes to replace the Congress to become the principal opposition force nationally. (AFP Photo)

Apart from the Indian National Congress (INC), 10 other opposition parties including the Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M), Communist Party of India (CPI), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Marumalarchi Dravika Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Loktantrik Janata Dal, National Conference (NC) and the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) attended the meeting.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

“TMC will not attend the meeting of opposition floor leaders called by the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge tomorrow, but definitely will attend the meetings chaired by the Prime Minister and the Rajya Sabha Chairman,” a TMC leader was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Also Read: Farm Laws Repeal Bill passed by Lok Sabha, Congress leaders not happy

In a tweet on Sunday,TMC parliamentarian Derek O’Brien made it clear that the TMC was not an ally of the Congress but dismissed suggestions that the undercurrent of tensions with the Congress may impact unity of opposition parties on the floor of the Parliament. “Yes, there will be Opposition unity in Parliament. Common ISSUES will unite Opposition. The RJD, DMK, CPIM are all electoral allies of Congress. NCP, Shiv Sena, JMM run a govt with them. Congress is not our electoral ally nor are we running a govt. with them. That’s the distinction,” he added.

Unveiling 'Elections 2024: The Big Picture', a fresh segment in HT's talk show 'The Interview with Kumkum Chadha', where leaders across the political spectrum discuss the upcoming general elections. Watch Now!
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On