What'' s cooking? Prashant Kishor fulfills Sharad Pawar, third time in a fortnight

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Image Source: FILE PHOTO/PTI Speculations are swarming about the possibility of opposition celebrations coming together to form a third front versus the BJP.

Political strategist Prashant Kishor satisfied Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar in New Delhi on Wednesday, a day after leaders of eight opposition parties collected at Pawar’s residence and gone over different concerns facing the country.

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

This was their 3rd conference within a fortnight.

Kishor, who contributed in the thumping victory of the Trinamool Congress in the West Bengal Assembly surveys, had met Pawar over lunch at his house in Mumbai on June 11. He again called on the NCP chief at his residence in Delhi on Monday.

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These meetings with Pawar has actually sustained speculations about the possibility of opposition celebrations coming together to form a third front against the BJP.

Pawar on Tuesday hosted a conference of the leaders of 8 opposition celebrations including the Trinamool Congress, the Samajwadi Party, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Left at his home in Delhi.

Nevertheless, leaders who took part in that discussions asserted that it was a “non-political” conference of like-minded people by Rashtriya Manch that was drifted by previous financing minister and TMC vice-president Yashwant Sinha together with others.

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Before the opposition leaders’ meeting on Tuesday, Pawar also chaired NCP’s national executive meeting the very same day and had “a detailed conversation” with his party leaders on its “future policies”, its role in the next Lok Sabha surveys and present national issues.”

The opposition celebration leaders’ meet at Pawar’s house was gone to by National Conference’s leader 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 to name a few.

Former Congress leader Sanjay Jha and Janata Dal-United’s (JD-U) ex-leader Pavan Verma likewise took part in the meeting. Besides politicians, several noteworthy personalities such as Javed Akhtar, previous ambassador KC Singh and Justice (retd) A P Shah were likewise present at Tuesday’s conference.

Published at Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:57:26 +0000