PATNA: Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati has expressed her views on the upcoming meeting of opposition parties in Patna, Bihar. In a tweet, she highlighted the challenges faced by marginalized communities in the country, such as inflation, poverty, unemployment, backwardness, illiteracy, caste-based discrimination, and religious tensions. Mayawati believes that both the Congress and the BJP have failed to effectively implement the egalitarian principles enshrined in the constitution by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Regarding the meeting of opposition leaders in Patna on June 23, which is being organized by Nitish Kumar, Mayawati suggests that it may hold little significance unless it translates into tangible actions. She uses the proverb, ‘Dil miley na miley haath milate rahiye,’ implying that the opposition parties need to work together regardless of their differences.
2. बल्कि अब लोकसभा आम चुनाव के पूर्व विपक्षी पार्टियाँ जिन मुद्दों को मिलकर उठा रही हैं और ऐसे में श्री नीतीश कुमार द्वारा कल 23 जून की विपक्षी नेताओं की पटना बैठक ’दिल मिले न मिले हांथ मिलाते रहिए’ की कहावत को ज्यादा चरितार्थ करता है।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) June 22, 2023
4. यूपी में लोकसभा की 80 सीट चुनावी सफलता की कुंजी कहलाती है, किन्तु विपक्षी पार्टियों के रवैये से ऐसा नहीं लगता है कि वे यहाँ अपने उद्देश्य के प्रति गंभीर व सही मायने में चिन्तित हैं। बिना सही प्राथमिकताओं के साथ यहाँ लोकसभा चुनाव की तैयारी क्या वाकई जरूरी बदलाव ला पाएगी?— Mayawati (@Mayawati) June 22, 2023
Mayawati further suggests that instead of solely focusing on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the opposition parties should clarify their intentions and priorities to gain the trust of the public. She questions how long the current situation, where political parties make grand promises but fail to deliver, can persist.
With Uttar Pradesh holding the key to electoral success due to its 80 Lok Sabha seats, Mayawati raises concerns about the opposition parties’ lack of seriousness and genuine concern for their objectives in the state. She emphasizes the need for proper priorities and genuine efforts to bring about the necessary change in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The scheduled meeting, initially planned for June 12, had to be postponed due to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the UK. However, the meeting is now set to take place in Patna, and several prominent leaders have confirmed their participation. Alongside the Congress, notable attendees include Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal, Trinamool Congress’ Mamata Banerjee, and Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken the initiative to organize this gathering, with JD(U) and RJD playing significant roles in facilitating the event.
As per the report titled ‘One against one,’ the upcoming meeting of opposition parties in Patna on June 23 will revolve around several critical topics. These include reaching a consensus on conducting a caste census, addressing concerns regarding the misuse of central agencies, countering Hindu-Muslim polarization, and showcasing the unity and solidarity among opposition parties. These subjects are expected to dominate the discussions during the gathering, as the opposition aims to strategize and collaborate on these pressing issues.