A meeting of the Rashtra Manch will take place at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence at 4 pm in Delhi on Tuesday, June 22. The meeting has been called to discuss the current economic and political situation of the country. The meeting will be attended by leaders of 15 political parties.
NCP leader Majeed Menon, Samajwadi Party's Ghanshyam Tiwari, Sanjay Singh of Aam Aadmi Party and Yashwant Sinha of the Trinamool Congress and other opposition leaders are likely to participate in the meeting. However, Congress leaders Manish Tiwari and Shatrughan Sinha, also part of the forum, are unlikely to attend the meeting.
Meanwhile, poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Sharad Pawar in Delhi today. This is for the second time that the two have met in the last fortnight. The June 12 meeting between Pawar and Kishor in Mumbai lasted nearly three hours.
The Rashtra Manch, a political action group, was launched by former BJP leaders and Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha in 2018. The duo had planned to present before people the major challenges faced by the nation. Both leaders were in the BJP at that time.
The meeting at Pawar's residence of the forum wherein leaders from major opposition parties will be meeting has triggered speculations about whether the NCP supremo is trying to galvanize the entire opposition before the 2024 general elections.