Indian opposition parties form ‘INDIA’ alliance for 2024 polls

In a major development in the Indian political scenario, the Opposition on Tuesday renamed themselves ‘Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance’ (I.N.D.I.A).

More than two dozen Indian opposition parties joined hands to fight against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2024 elections. By naming the alliance INDIA, the 26 opposition parties aim to have a united front against the ruling party and provide a strong alternative to the voters.

“We have come together and discussed various points. With one voice, people supported the resolution adopted today. Our alliance will be called Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA),” said Mallikarjun Kharge, president of the Congress party, in the joint press conference.

The success of the alliance will depend on its ability to conquer various challenges, and one of them would be to unite different parties with varying ideologies and agendas. The BJP, on the other hand, has been winning successive elections in various states, so it seems to be a nail-biting competition between the opposition and the ruling party.

“The fight is between NDA and INDIA, Between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and INDIA, between their (the BJP’s) ideology and INDIA. You know what happens when someone stands against India, who wins,” said Rahul Gandhi, the former Congress chief.