Formation of Alliance: The 26 Opposition Parties against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have formed a new alliance called “Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance” or “INDIA” to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha election, on 18 July 2023 in Bangaluru .
Announcement by Congress President: The formation of the INDIA alliance was announced by Mallikarjuna Kharge, the National President of the Indian National Congress, after a meeting of opposition parties in Bangalore.
Objectives: The primary objective of the INDIA alliance is to take on the NDA in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Next Meeting and Decision: The next meeting of the opposition parties will be held in Mumbai. During this meeting, a decision will be taken to form an 11 Member Coordination Committee, which will be responsible for overseeing the Lok Sabha election campaign.
Convenor Selection: Among the 11 Committee members, a Convenor will be elected to lead the alliance’s efforts.
Campaign Strategy and Common Minimum Programme: A Secretariat will be established in Delhi to plan the alliance’s campaign strategy and formulate a Common Minimum Programme.
Prominent Leaders Present: The meeting in Bangalore was attended by prominent opposition leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Nitish Kumar, Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, and Lalu Prasad, among others.
Q. : Which name has been given to the alliance formed by the opposition parties to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha election?
a) National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
b) Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA)
c) Congress National Alliance (CNA)
d) Democratic Opposition Front (DOF)
Ans : b) Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA)