A meeting of opposition parties will be held in the national capital to discuss a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
The meeting is taking place a day before the results of the assembly polls in five states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram - are declared.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee are the key leaders attending the meeting, which was called by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has taken on the challenging task of bringing non-BJP allies under a single umbrella ahead of the 2019 election.
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal is expected to attend the gathering - his first participation in an opposition meet.
Here are the live updates of Opposition parties meeting:
The DMK President also invited him for the inauguration ceremony of the statue of M Karunanidhi in Chennai.
- Both the parties, the Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been unhappy with the Congress.
- Mayawati after seat-sharing talks for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh failed
- The Aam Aadmi Party after the Congress failed to respond to its feelers for a tie-up for 2019.
- The opposition is holding a meeting to discuss a grand alliance for next year's national polls.
- The meeting has been called by Chandrababu Naidu.
- Mr Naidu has taken on the challenging task of bringing the disparate opposition parties under a single umbrella to take on the BJP in 2019.
- Mayawati, who has a large following among the Scheduled Castes -- especially in Uttar Pradesh, is likely to give the meeting a miss, sources said.
- Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, an absentee in all such gatherings, has however, agreed to attend, sources said.