Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday named NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as potential leaders for the 2024 common elections, hinting at the risk about the formation of a 3rd front. He, nevertheless, stated that bringing all the opposition events collectively in order to kind a consensus on a face to tackle the BJP will probably be a “huge task” given that each regional get together considers itself a king and tries to “dictate terms”.
When requested who may emerge as a possible face to tackle the BJP, Raut stated, “Sharad Pawar has been a nationwide chief for a very long time.
Some folks consider Mamata Bannerjee after her spectacular efficiency in current West Bengal polls. In such situation, if (ballot strategist) Prashant Kishor can do some magic, I will probably be pleased”.
Kishor had individually met Banerjee and Pawar in the current previous. Kishor referred to as on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence in Delhi on Tuesday. Raut stated he shared good relations with Kishor and his assembly with Congress management is completely his personal enterprise.
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“It is a big job to carry all the Opposition events collectively and kind a consensus on a face to tackle the BJP in the 2024 common elections.
Every opposition get together equates itself with a king and tries to dictate phrases,” he informed a regional information channel in Delhi.
Further, Raut stated that the front would want a face to counter the Union authorities like Jayprakash Narayan in opposition to then PM Indira Gandhi in post-emergency polls, V P Singh in opposition to Rajiv Gandhi. “Later, (then prime minister) Manmohan Singh and (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi duo have been challenged by Narendra Modi in the 2014 common elections,” he added.
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