Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav share flight to Delhi as BJP, Congress strategise post-election result

Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav share flight to Delhi as BJP, Congress strategise post-election result

New Delhi. Lok Sabha Election Results: As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections conclude with the BJP losing out on a decisive majority, both the NDA and INDIA coalitions are preparing for critical meetings today to secure the numbers necessary to form a government.

The BJP-led NDA secured 294 seats in the 543-member Parliament, surpassing the majority threshold of 272 by 22 seats. Meanwhile, the INDIA Opposition bloc finished with 234 seats, falling short of the majority mark by 38 seats.

Key NDA allies, TDP's Chandrababu Naidu and JDU's Nitish Kumar, are now pivotal in the race for power. While both leaders contested the general election in alliance with the BJP, INDIA leaders are reportedly attempting to entice them into the Opposition bloc.

Key Leaders in Transit: A Symbolic Journey

The day following the results, leaders from both the NDA and INDIA alliances are heading to Delhi for strategic discussions. In a notable turn of events, Nitish Kumar, known for his political shifts, is on the same flight as RJD leader and INDIA ally Tejashwi Yadav.

Despite their past alliance and subsequent political divergence, Kumar and Yadav will travel together to attend separate meetings in the national capital.

Statements and Speculations

Nitish Kumar's close associate and JDU leader, KC Tyagi, informed ANI that the party will remain within the NDA, dismissing any rumours of a switch to the INDIA bloc. Conversely, Chandrababu Naidu extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the NDA's performance in Andhra Pradesh, asserting that TDP and BJP will work together to revitalise the state.

Despite these assurances, both Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu have previously been vocal critics of Modi and the BJP. Notably, Kumar had once spearheaded efforts to form an Opposition front against the BJP before his unexpected realignment.

Navigating Complex Alliances

As both coalitions strategise their next moves, the political landscape remains dynamic. The BJP, while having crossed the majority mark, faces the challenge of maintaining its alliances to solidify its governance. The INDIA bloc, though trailing in seats, continues to seek opportunities to strengthen its position by courting key political figures.

The upcoming discussions and negotiations will be critical in shaping the future political trajectory of India. The alliances and decisions made in these meetings could have lasting impacts on the nation's governance and political stability.

Strategic Meetings in Delhi

Leaders from both alliances are converging on Delhi for crucial meetings. Key INDIA figures attending the meeting include Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, and DMK president MK Stalin, alongside prominent Left leaders.

On the NDA side, attendees include Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, LJP leader Chirag Paswan, and JDS's HD Kumaraswamy.


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