Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is ready to leave her past experiences behind and form an alliance of opposition including Congress ahead of the 2024 general elections.
While addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Pawar was asked if an alliance of opposition is possible for 2024 as Mamta Banerjee has opposed an alliance with Congress in the past. The NCP chief said that Banerjee is ready to leave her experience behind in the “national interest”.
"During the election in her state (West Bengal), Congress contested alone, which directly or indirectly benefited BJP. But she is ready to leave her past experiences behind in the national interests, and come together to form an alliance," said Pawar.
Elaborating on his discussion with Nitish Kumar, Pawar said that Nitish Kumar told him what was on his mind. "We all agree that a collective agency is required to solve problems faced by citizens currently. For this, a united opposition is needed. Be it Nitish Kumar, Farooq Abdullah, and other colleagues, we will all come together."