The first meeting of the 14-member coordination committee of the opposition bloc I.N.D.I.A will be held in the national capital on September 13, leaders said on Sunday.
The meet, to be held at the residence of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, will chalk out the coalition’s strategies and future programmes, they said.
Over two dozen opposition parties have formed the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A) to take on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance unitedly in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Leaders of I.N.D.I.A parties, in their last meeting in Mumbai, constituted the 14-member coordination committee to chalk out further programme of the bloc.
The coordination committee would act as the top decision-making body of the opposition alliance.
On Sunday, Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, a member of the coordination committee, claimed that the Enforcement Directorate has served a summon on him to appear before it on September 13, the day of the meeting, and took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“FIRST meet of I.N.D.I.As coordination committee is on 13th Sept in Delhi, where I’m a member. But, ED conveniently served me a notice just now to appear before them on the very same day! One can’t help but marvel at the timidity and vacuousness of the 56-inch chest model,” Banerjee posted on X.
Besides Pawar and Banerjee, the coordination committee has K C Venugopal of the Congress, T R Baalu (DMK), Hemant Soren (JMM), Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena-UBT), Tejashwi Yadav (RJD), Raghav Chadha (AAP), Javed Ali Khan (SP), Lalan Singh of the JD(U), D Raja (CPI), Omar Abdullah (National Conference), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP), and a leader of the CPI-M.