Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge was appointed as the chairperson of the Opposition INDIA alliance at its virtual meeting here on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar turned down his appointment as the convenor saying he would only accept the role when all parties reach a consensus.
The meeting was attended by Congress leaders, Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, among various other top leaders of parties of the opposition INDIA bloc. Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav skipped today’s meeting. Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray also skipped the virtual meeting.
Congress leader Rahul Rahul Gandhi informed the alliance partners that he was starting his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on Monday and wanted all other parties to participate in their states.