With around 12 months to go before the Lok Sabha 2024 Elections, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is going full power across India in various states. But this time, unlike the 2019 General Elections, the opposition parties seem to have the will to unite. With the Congress Party gaining their confidence after defeating the BJP government in the recent Karnataka Assembly Elections, their national party status gained a lot of power.
This Opposition gusto strengthened last week when the Central Government issued an ordinance stating “Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, the National Capital Civil Service Authority shall have the responsibility to recommend the transfers and postings of all the Group ‘A’ officers and officers of DANICS serving in the affairs of the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi but not officers serving in connection with any subject matter”. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from JD(U) who is also an opposition party member extended his support to Delhi Cm Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal is also scheduled to meet the chiefs of other opposition parties like Shiv Sena (UBT), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) this week for discussing the plan to block this concerned ordinance in Rajya Sabha.
Even on 22nd May 2023, the Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal announced that there would be an Opposition Party Meet would be held which would require the presence of all opposition parties. This came after the meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s meeting with Congress Chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi.