Rahul Gandhi bets on Congress win in Karnataka poll

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Soon after the conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, 16 Opposition parties met here on Friday to chart strategies for the period before the Winter Session.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed deep shock over the heart-wrenching incident in UP CM Yogi Adityanath's hometown Gorakhpur in which 32 children were died due to oxygen disruption.

After the repeated defeats at the hands of the BJP in a series of elections and the party's aggressive push to establish footprints in non-BJP ruled states through other means, the Opposition leaders are working around the "unite or perish" principle.

There has been a news squandering around by the Congress party that the NCP MLAs instead of voting Congress candidate Ahmed Patel, they have voted for BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections, Gujarat.

BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) said backing up the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) that they made a good decision by skipping the opposition party meeting. CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury proposed that the parties should align with the people's movements on the ground, for instance like the farmers' unrest over policies of the government.

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Rahul Gandhi said the BJP government must punish the guilty. Also NCP skipping the meeting shows that Congress has no power and has lost it long back.

NCP has been urging the Congress to form an alliance for the year-end Gujarat assembly elections, a proposal that was given a cold shoulder by the latter.

According to news agency ANI, senior NCP leader Praful Patel confirmed that the party had boycotted the opposition meeting called by Congress.

"This year this was the fourth meeting of like minded opposition parties". The meeting was about to talk and discuss the strategy against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi the leading Central Government.

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