New Delhi: In a bid to form a front that might take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the next Lok Sabha polls, leaders of 21 opposition parties met in New Delhi on Monday.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party top leader Akhilesh Yadav remained absent from the meeting.
The meeting was attended by the Congress and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, among others.
Sharing images from the meeting, the Congress party tweeted: ” Change is coming. UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh & Congress President @RahulGandhi attend Key Opposition Meet in Parliament Annexe today. ”
The meeting came on a day when several crucial developments took place.
While Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Shakti (RLSP) party chief Upendra Kushwaha walked out of the NDA, Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel quit from his pos.
The meeting was held just a day before Assembly polls results of several states, including Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, will be announced.
Exit Polls indicated that the BJP might face a tough challenge in several of the states including Rajasthan.