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The members of the Coordination Committee of the Opposition’s INDIA alliance met at the residence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar in the national capital on Wednesday. The Coordination Committee decided to initiate the process of seat-sharing discussions among member parties, emphasizing the need for expediency in making these determinations. A joint statement released after the meeting highlighted the absence of Abhishek Banerjee from the All India Trinamool Congress, who couldn’t attend due to a summon by the Enforcement Directorate, which he claimed was a result of Bharatiya Janata Party’s alleged vindictive politics.

During the meeting, it was agreed to conduct joint public meetings across various regions of the country. The first of these public meetings is scheduled to take place in Bhopal during the first week of October, focusing on issues such as the escalating prices, unemployment, and corruption attributed to the BJP government. The meeting attendees also committed to championing the cause of conducting a caste census.

The opposition INDIA bloc affirmed their intentions to hold their maiden collective public meeting in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, which is gearing up for upcoming elections, with seat-sharing talks to commence promptly.