The meeting will be crucial since the 26-party pact — Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance — is likely to discuss among its partners seat-sharing, poll preparations, and campaign management.
A number of meetings are being planned in different parts of the country before the main election campaign begins for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The 26 opposition parties which are part of the opposition alliance are – the Congress, TMC, DMK, AAP, JD(U), RJD, JMM, NCP (Sharad Pawar), Shiv Sena (UBT), SP, NC, PDP, CPI(M), CPI, RLD, MDMK, Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi (KMDK), VCK, RSP, CPI-ML (Liberation), Forward Bloc, IUML, Kerala Congress (Joseph), Kerala Congress (Mani), Apna Dal (Kamerawadi), and the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK).
At the second unity meeting in Bengaluru, the 26 opposition parties agreed to the new name of the alliance INDIA, which was proposed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
In their ‘Samuhik Sankalp (joint resolution) released after the Bengaluru meeting, the parties expressed their steadfast resolve to safeguard the idea of India as enshrined in the Constitution.