Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Congress leadership after its defeat in three Hindi belt states was forced to defer INDIA bloc’s scheduled December 6 meeting of top leaders.
It was clear that many regional biggies, including Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar and Akhilesh Yadav would skip the AICC-scheduled meet. The dinner meeting arranged with alliance partners at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s house will only be of symbolic value now. Parliamentary floor leaders of the Opposition bloc, including some coordinating committee members, who hold joint meetings in Parliament during the session, will attend the meet.
Congress is now hopeful of a meeting later.
ET had reported on December 4 that Congress leaders will find it tough vis-a-vis INDIA allies to firm up its position as pivot of the bloc after the party’s 0-3 defeat to BJP in heartland states.