Mumbai: The debacle of BJP’s recently held assembly polls in three states has improved confidence of opposition Congress and NCP in the state. Both opposition party leaders have created a political atmosphere against the BJP in the state since last year. The Jan Sangharsha Yatra of Congress and Halla Bol Yatra of NCP had received tremendous response from common man across the state. We can say that the common voters forced both opposition to come together if they want to dethrone BJP from the power.
The result is, the leaders of both the parties joined hands, seriously thinking to contest the polls together, forging alliance and showing maturity while deciding on the seats of the Lok Sabha to be shared with each other without creating disputes over it.
If we can recall, the very first protest march organised by the Congress in December 2014 at the Nagpur winter session, immediately after the BJP came into power was a big flop. Congress could not manage to gather even 500 people from the Vidarbha region for that protest march. On the contrary, the Jan Sangharsh Yatra in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada received overwhelming response from the people. Even in North Maharashtra, where the Congress is weak, received a good response.
The way Congress president Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of alleged scam in the Rafale aircraft deal, has changed the atmosphere in the country against the Modi government. Rahul succeeded to create doubt against Modi in the mind of common people. The for seat sharing between Congress and NCP has already started. They have come to consensus over 40 out of total 48 seats of the Lok Sabha.
According to leaders of both the parties, the issue of remaining eight seats is not much serious as 4 of the 8 would be offered to allies that would join the Congress-NCP alliance. For Lok Sabha polls, almost five months are in the hands of all political parties. In the past, we have seen Cong-NCP held talks of seat sharing till the last date of filing nomination papers.