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With the 2024 Lok Sabha elections being a year away, the Opposition parties and the Centre are putting their best foot forward to gain the support of the citizens. 

Recently, we saw Kejriwal meet  Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav at his residence in New Delhi. Following this, the Bihar leaders met Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi with the aim to form an alliance prior to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Congress recently announced they will collaborate with JD(U) and RJD. 

Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav

This has left everyone debating whether the Opposition’s aim of removing Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be fulfilled, or will PM Modi sway citizens in his favor for the third time again. 

Today, my fellow blogger, Pragya and I will argue on the same. 

Yes, This Move By The Opposition Will Be Fruitful

Politics is not set in stone and this new tactic might just turn things in the opposition’s favour.”

-Pragya Damani

Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and senior Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi

Congress Report Card

Congress has already come up with a report card and evaluated the performance of the Modi government so far.

The Ajay Maken and Randeep Surjewala press conference in Delhi on the completion of 8 years of Modi-led government highlights all the problems that the country has come into recently and how the leading party has failed to curb them. Seeing the other parties join hands with Congress might sway the opinion of the voting public.

A Ray of Hope

The constant attempt of Congress to point out the flaws of the Modi government might strike a nerve with the voting public. There is a chance that they might believe that the new alliance could bring forth some much-needed changes which will not only curb the existing problems but also give rise to new opportunities.

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No, Modi-Led Government Has An Upper Hand 

Narendra Modi

“No strong agenda other than “Modi Hatao” makes their alliance futile and instead gives Narendra Modi an upper hand in the upcoming elections.” 

-Palak Dogra 


Everyone in India is aware that Narendra Modi is one of the best orators. When he comes and gives a speech among a slew of people, he is able to gain traction as well as their attention. This quality seems to be missing in the Opposition alliance. 

Also, with Arvind Kejriwal recently being summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Rahul Gandhi held guilty in “Modi-surname case”, and Nitish Kumar and his son Tejashwi Yadav involved in corruption cases, chances are less that any one of them will emerge as a strong face in the upcoming polls. 

Lack Of A Strong Agenda

One thing that has become clear with the formation of the alliance is that their only aim is “Modi Hatao”. Except for this particular agenda, neither have they spoken about any other agenda, nor the public could indirectly perceive another agenda. Hence, even if they decide to not have a leader face yet, the agenda is missing which puts them in the backseat.

Inner Rivalries  

Though the Opposition has decided to come together, they cannot sideline the fact that their remains internal rivalries which in future may backstab them. Also, a lot of members of Congress, the party to which Rahul Gandhi belongs to, do not consider Gandhi as a strong face against Modi. 

Hence, for them to be able to achieve their mission, first they’ll have to gain trust and be loyal towards one another, only then will they be able to remove Modi from his seat. Otherwise, their mission remains a distant reality. 

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Sources: Bloggers own opinions

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