Stalin to participate in opposition parties meet on 23 June

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday said that he will participate in the opposition parties’ meeting, scheduled to be held on Friday, in Bihar’s Patna.

Stalin was speaking at the event, held to inaugurate initiatives in memory of late DMK president M Karunanidhi at Tiruvarur. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav was also present at the event. The opposition parties’ meeting, which will be convened by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to mobilise the opposition against the Centre ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, will be held on June 23.

The meeting, which is aimed at laying the groundwork for the coming together of like-minded Opposition parties against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP government at the Centre, was originally scheduled to be held on June 12.

Several prominent opposition leaders including Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee will attend the meeting.

However, giving a blow to the grand alliance government in Bihar, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President Santosh Suman on Monday said that their party will be submitting a letter of withdrawal of support to the Bihar government and to the state Governor.