In order to corner the Central government under PM Narendra Modi, the opposition is going to form a grand ally today in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium by collaborating with 200 NGOs in the country.
The event, which is being held at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi, is likely to be attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. It is expected that in this program, around 200 NGOs and 6000 representatives of civil societies will be participating from across the country.
The mainstream opposition including the 12 political parties are expected to attend the meeting. This exercise, going to take place immediately before the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, is being considered as a great effort to create public opinion against the Narendra Modi government.
Leaders of Congress, Left Parties, RJD, DMK, TDP, NCP, NC, TMC, AAP and Swaraj campaign are coming to participate in this program. According to the report, apart from Sonia and Rahul, Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Manoj Jha, Kavita Krishnan and D Raja will come to New Delhi to mark their presence in the event.
In this mammoth program, there will be a discussion on the common agenda for the country and discussion on creating a common platform for parties, organizations that believe in the secular and inclusive policies.
The event is being organized through a rich India organization. These include NGOs and civil society organizations in more than 200 areas. The same parties that Sonia Gandhi had recently seen in solidarity with the opposition parties have been called in this meeting. These organizations have prepared at three levels to remove the NDA government.
If the NGOs and Civil Societies are involved in the program, then there are 42 issues in the manifesto of different political parties, which are common, these institutions will identify 15 important agendas on which to work together. Concerning them, the organization will advocate opposition parties to accept it under the minimum common program hoping a positive outcome. Along with this, a charge sheet has also been prepared, questioning the Modi government on what has happened in all these sectors? At the same time, it will be announced that these organizations will go all over the country. This Common Minimum Agenda and Chargesheet will be dispersed all over India during the elections.
On the basis of these issues, the Common Minimum Agenda will be prepared. These institutions will also prepare a charge sheet against the Modi government.
The rich India Foundation is a socio-political organization. Many people who are members of political parties are connected with the rich India foundation. This institution is working as a bridge between political parties and NGOs. This organization has worked with these 12 parties for 9 months so that a progressive agenda can be created.
Before the Lok Sabha elections, the opposition has come out strong to attack the Modi government. Today’s event will serve as a big platform in the presence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi for the leaders of opposition parties who have desired for a mahagathbandhan. Its aim is to bring opposition parties under the NDA government under a minimum shared program.
It is believed that millions of people have been associated with these organizations, who will campaign against the NDA government. The campaign has been set up on the lines of 2014 elections and its manifesto. In addition, in the 2019 elections, the public has to try to present a common and progressive agenda. Apart from this, the future of a non-BJP alliance government is also going to be renewed to a new minimum program.
In the program to be held at Talkatora stadium, Congress, CPI, CPM, DMK, RJD, TDP, NCP, National Conference, AAP, JDS, TMC, Yogendra Yadav will participate. The prominent speakers will include UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi from Congress, Sitaram Yechury from CPM, D Raja from CPI, Manoj Jha from RJD, TKS Elangovan from DMK, Yogendra Yadav and Kavita Krishnan of CPIML.
Bollywood calls to vote against BJP
Apart from the NGO’s and civil societies who are trying to create an anti-Modi wave, over 600 theatre and Bollywood artists from across the country have signed a statement calling on fellow citizens not to vote for the BJP and its allies in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The signatories include Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, and names like Anurag Kashyap, Konkona Sen Sharma, Lillete Dubey and Manav Kaul who are also known for their work in Bollywood.
The statement comes days after a letter being signed by 103 filmmakers on the website artistuniteindia in which they called on people to not vote for the BJP.
In their statement, the theatre artists call on citizens to vote for love, compassion, equality and social justice and call for an end to the hatred that “has seeped into our daily fabric.”
They are of the virtue that the BJP “has given free rein to Hindutva goons to indulge in the politics of hate and violence.”