A file photograph of Mamata Banerjee with Sonia Gandhi. (AFP)

The assembly assumes significance as will probably be held in the backdrop of an nearly non-existent opposition unity, particularly over key points.

  • CNN-News18 New Delhi
  • Last Updated: August 26, 2020, 12:01 AM IST

A day after fireworks on the Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly, with the occasion nonetheless making an attempt to get better, an try is being made to get better misplaced floor and do some harm management.

Sources on Tuesday mentioned occasion interim president Sonia Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have gotten collectively to take on the BJP over a difficulty they really feel can endear themselves to many, particularly college students. The two leaders have convened a gathering of like-minded opposition chief ministers at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Apart from Banerjee and chief ministers of Congress-ruled states, Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren and Maharashtra’s Uddhav Thackeray attend the assembly to be held by means of video-conference. Top of the agenda is postponement of the NEET and JEE Main examinations scheduled for the primary week of September. Also on the agenda is defending the federal construction of the nation.

Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time, asking for postponement of the exams to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sources mentioned the difficulty of compensation to states would even be mentioned in a bid to evolve a collective stand forward of the the August 27 GST Council assembly.

The assembly assumes significance as will probably be held in the backdrop of an nearly non-existent opposition unity, particularly over key points. Opposition unity has taken an enormous setback, significantly throughout parliament periods resulting from which the federal government was capable of move key payments, such because the one on triple talaaq.

At the initiative of Banerjee and Gandhi, a renewed try is being made to rally collectively the opposition to take on the BJP authorities over a difficulty prone to resonate with many, particularly college students and center class.

But extra importantly, sources say, that is an try to additionally reiterate that Gandhi nonetheless has the charisma and energy to succeed in out to opposition leaders and that she is heard. It additionally exhibits that Banerjee and Gandhi proceed to share equation regardless of the TMC and the Congress being at loggerheads in West Bengal.

This little assist from Banerjee would assist in settling the sturdy pitch in the CWC that there isn’t any match for Gandhi in the Congress. It would additionally present to the BJP that the 2 girls are able to take them on.


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