INDIA: Opposition alliance reveals new name

After the second day of the Opposition meeting in Bengaluru, opposition parties have revealed the new name for their alliance – Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), to take on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

The 26 parties met over dinner in Bengaluru ahead of the formal closed-door talks on Tuesday.

This was the second meeting held by the Opposition parties in order to put up a united front against the ruling BJP ahead of the general elections in 2024.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi took to Twitter to announce the name, saying that the Lok Sabha 2024 contest will be between “Team INDIA and Team NDA”.

She said, “So 2024 will be. Team INDIA Vs Team NDA. Chak De, INDIA!”

After the conclusion of the meeting, opposition leaders issued a joint statement wherein they pledged to “present to the nation an alternative political, social and economic agenda.”

“India’s 26 progressive parties express our steadfast resolve to safeguard the idea of India as enshrined in the Constitution,” the 26 parties said.