'Bharat' alliance will choose PM within 48 hours, what else did the Congress General Secretary say

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday that the alliance will get a clear and decisive mandate in this Lok Sabha election and the prime minister will be chosen within 48 hours of the results. In an interview on the last day of campaigning before the seventh and final phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections, Jairam Ramesh also said that the party in the opposition alliance that gets the maximum number of seats will be the natural contender to lead the next government. He also said that after getting a majority, some NDA allies may also join it. However, the Congress high command will have to decide whether to include them in the alliance or not.

Asked if the doors of the 'Bharat' alliance will be open for BJP allies like Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu after the elections, the Congress leader said, “Nitish Kumar is an expert in switching sides. Chandrababu Naidu was with the Congress in 2019. All I will say is that when the constituents of the Bharat Janabandhan get the mandate, some constituents of the NDA may also join the Bharat alliance.”

Along with this, he stressed that the Congress high command, Kharge, Sonia and Rahul will have to take a decision on this. He said, there is a difference of only two words between Bharat Gathbandhan and NDA. If two I's are removed from Bharat, then NDA will be saved. These two I's mean humanity and honesty. The parties which have humanity and honesty have been included in Bharat Gathbandhan.

He said that after getting the mandate from the people, the coalition government will not be autocratic but dictatorial. On the question related to the ground situation after six phases of voting in the Lok Sabha elections, Ramesh said that there was no wave in favor of BJP in this election, there was only the poison of the outgoing Prime Minister.

According to him, after 20 years, history will repeat itself and the opposition alliance will get a clear and decisive mandate. Ramesh said, I do not want to talk about numbers, but I am just saying that we will get a decisive majority. 272 ​​is a figure of clear majority but it is not decisive. When I say decisive mandate, I mean a number much above 272 seats.

Ramesh claimed that the Congress will perform well in Rajasthan, Karnataka and Telangana and will also be in a position of advantage in Maharashtra. He said that the Congress will also gain in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP will not be able to go beyond its 2019 tally of 62 seats.

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