TMC’s preparation on Presidential poll may get a setback

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s parallel attempts to tie the opposition alliance together have failed as the Chief Minister of Aam Aadmi Party, DMK and Left West Bengal attended a June 15 meeting convened for presidential election discussions. not keen on. ,

The DMK and the Left on Wednesday pitched against Mamata Banerjee’s “unilateral” initiative to call a meeting of 22 opposition leaders, reaching out to top Trinamool Congress leaders to strike a conciliation note asking that her opposition No plans to lead performance.

Sources said the main discontent of the anti-BJP faction also stems from the fact that the Trinamool Congress has indicated that it may field former Union minister and BJP rebel Yashwant Sinha as the opposition candidate for the post of President. His candidacy, however, may not be universally accepted as a “secular and progressive” face on which the opposition is largely united.

A short, preliminary meeting on a possible candidature may still take place a day before NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar arrived in the national capital on Tuesday and is expected to meet CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

Interestingly, this comes amid Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh’s request to Pawar to consider running for the top post. The NCP is understood to have said that it will be for Pawar to decide, but there are indications that he may not agree to the suggestion given the advantage the BJP enjoys in the Electoral College. The Congress will support Pawar, should he agree, because he is an ally and because it would also be an insult to Mamata, who has publicly challenged Rahul Gandhi’s claim of being the leader of the anti-BJP alliance.