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Crucial opposition meet on February 27 to decide strategy for Lok Sabha polls

From left to right: Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M), the TMC's Dinesh Trivedi, Sharad Yadav of the JD(U), Congress President Rahul Gandhi, and the CPI's D Raja at an opposition rally in Delhi. Photograph:( PTI )

PTI New Delhi Feb 22, 2019, 12.50 PM (IST)

A crucial meeting of opposition parties on the Common Minimum Programme - a collective strategy to fight the BJP across the country in the upcoming 2019 polls - will be held on February 27 in New Delhi, sources said Friday. 

The decision to formulate a common strategy was devised in a February 13 meeting of leaders of six major opposition parties, including the Congress, after which it was announced that there will be a pre-poll alliance and a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the Lok Sabha polls.

The meet was attended by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Aam Aadmi Party Chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, NCP president Sharad Pawar, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and others.

The Left parties, which have decided not to go in for any pre-poll alliances, are not likely to be part of the meeting, sources said.
 

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The decision to formulate a common strategy was devised in a February 13 meeting of leaders of six major opposition parties, including the Congress, after which it was announced that there will be a pre-poll alliance and a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the Lok Sabha polls.