December 8, 2022
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This was their third assembly inside a fortnight. (File)

New Delhi:

Political strategist Prashant Kishor met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar right here on Wednesday, a day after leaders of eight opposition events gathered at Pawar”s residence and mentioned numerous points dealing with the nation.

According to sources, the closed-door discussions between Kishor and Pawar, held on the latter’s residence in Delhi, lasted for about an hour.

This was their third assembly inside a fortnight.

Mr Kishor, who was instrumental within the thumping victory of the Trinamool Congress within the West Bengal Assembly polls, had met Mr Pawar over lunch at his residence in Mumbai on June 11. He once more referred to as on the NCP chief at his residence in Delhi on Monday.

These conferences with Mr Pawar has fuelled speculations about the potential for opposition events coming collectively to kind a 3rd entrance in opposition to the BJP.

Mr Pawar on Tuesday hosted a gathering of the leaders of eight opposition events together with the Trinamool Congress, the Samajwadi Party, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Left at his residence in Delhi.

However, leaders who took half in that discussions asserted that it was a “non-political” assembly of like-minded people by Rashtriya Manch that was floated by former finance minister and Trinamool vice-president Yashwant Sinha together with others.

Before the opposition leaders’ assembly on Tuesday, Mr Pawar additionally chaired NCP’s nationwide govt assembly the identical day and had “a detailed discussion” along with his social gathering leaders on its “future policies”, its position within the subsequent Lok Sabha polls and present nationwide points.

The opposition social gathering leaders’ meet at Mr Pawar’s residence was attended by National Conference’s chief Omar Abdullah, SP’s Ghanshyam Tiwari, RLD president Jayant Chaudhary, Sushil Gupta from the AAP, Binoy Viswam from the CPI, Nilotpal Basu from CPI-M and TMC vice-president Yashwant Sinha amongst others.

Former Congress chief Sanjay Jha and Janata Dal-United’s (JD-U) ex-leader Pavan Verma additionally participated within the assembly. Besides politicians, a number of eminent personalities comparable to Javed Akhtar, former ambassador KC Singh and Justice (retd) A P Shah had been additionally current at Tuesday’s assembly.

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