The Congress betrayed any case of jitters because it welcomed AAP chief Raghav Chadha to the massive Opposition meet in Bengaluru, sending out the message that each one is effectively. A minimum of, for now.
As Raghav Chadha, a Rajya Sabha MP, climbed up the steps on the assembly venue, he was greeted by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who was flanked by his deputy DK Shivakumar and Rahul Gandhi’s high aide KC Venugopal.
A ready Mr Venugopal provided an enormous smile and an animated handshake, belying any Antarctica-like chill in relations with the AAP, which pressured the Congress’ hand to again it in its battle in opposition to the Centre over the management of postings within the nationwide capital.
Subsequent up was a beaming Mr Shivakumar. The AAP chief shook his hand and off he disappeared into the venue.
#WATCH | AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives on the venue of the Opposition assembly in Bengaluru, obtained by Karnataka CM & Congress chief Siddaramaiah, deputy CM DK Shivakumar and celebration chief KC Venugopal, in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/sJ8l0GppqO
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An enthused Congress underlined that the Opposition unity can be “a recreation changer” and likewise took a swipe on the BJP’s mega meet to be attended by 38 events in Delhi on Tuesday.
“Makes an attempt are being made to breathe new life into the NDA (Nationwide Democratic Alliance). There was once no speak about NDA and all of the sudden because the previous few days we’re listening to and studying about it. All of the sudden, it was reported that an NDA assembly has been known as for tomorrow. So NDA, which had turn into a ghost, makes an attempt at the moment are being made to breathe a brand new life into it,” mentioned Congress’ Jairam Ramesh.
The BJP’s outreach to allies had come late within the day — weeks after the Opposition held its first unity meet in Patna in June.