New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi may not be the face of the opposition coalition against the BJP that is gradually rising up out of the enormously factionalised unit. That was the message that developed after a meeting between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Monday.
The pioneer of Telugu Desam Party additionally affirmed that he would take an interest in the January 19 rally in Kolkata - which is being charged as proof of Ms Banerjee's weight with the opposition leaders.
One of the most punctual questioners of an assembled resistance, Ms Banerjee has been likewise been one of the pioneers pushing for greater perceivability and more say for local gatherings - rather than prior coalitions where the Congress assumed an overwhelming job.
After the Karnataka polls in May, where the Congress surrendered the driving seat to HD Kumaraswamy, she even made her perspectives open, asking the Congress and the BJP to remember that local fronts and territorial accomplices have an imperative task to carry out.
Mr Naidu, who, in his new job as the facilitator of an assembled front, flew down to Kolkata at the beginning of today, said they were likewise conversing with Mayawati, the other key pioneer as of now miffed with the Congress.
Subsequent to neglecting to get the Congress to tick on her seat sharing agenda for get together races in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Mayawati pronounced that any inquiry of collusion in this round of decisions is off. Be that as it may, she had left the entryway partially open for the national races.
With Uttar Pradesh sending the most extreme number of officials to parliament, a terrific coalition without Mayawati won't be excessively powerful. In the ongoing round of by-decisions, the tie-up between the Dalit powerhouse and Samajwadi pioneer Akhilesh Yadav had scored up huge triumphs against the BJP.
Mayawati as of now has a collision with HD Kumaraswamy in Karnataka. She has likewise manufactured a coalition with previous Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in front of the decisions in Chhattisgarh. On whether they will align with the BJP or the Congress if require be, Mr Jogi said they would have the capacity to shape government in the state without anyone else.