Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule leave for Delhi for INDIA bloc meeting

Both the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA and the Opposition INDIA bloc are set to hold meetings on Wednesday to chalk out strategies for future courses of political action.


ANI | Updated: 05-06-2024 10:29 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 10:29 IST
Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule leave for Delhi for INDIA bloc meeting
Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule. (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI
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NCP-SCP chief Sharad Pawar and party MP from Baramati, Supriya Sule, left from Mumbai for Delhi on Wednesday for the INDIA bloc meeting, scheduled for later today. In the Lok Sabha elections, NCP-SCP secured 8 seats in Maharashtra. Furthermore, Supriya Sule has clinched her fourth consecutive victory in the Baramati Lok Sabha Seat, defeating her sister-in-law Sunetra Pawar.

In a message to the people of Baramati, Sule thanked the voters for reposing their faith in her again. "Thank you for trusting me once again and giving me the opportunity to represent our Baramati Lok Sabha constituency for the fourth time in a row. This election was a battle to maintain Maharashtra's self-esteem, and together, we raised our voices for our state's self-respect and emerged victorious. This win is not just mine; it belongs to every voter in Baramati Lok Sabha. I have worked tirelessly to earn your trust and will continue to do so in the future. As a candidate of the Maha Vikas Aghadi, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the NCP-SP, Congress, Shiv Sena - Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, Aam Aadmi Party, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, and all cooperative parties, social, and political organizations," she said.

Both the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA and the Opposition INDIA bloc are set to hold meetings on Wednesday to chalk out strategies for future courses of political action. By posting the result of votes polled in Beed constituency in Mahrashtra on the Election Commission website early on Wednesday morning, the Election Commission completed declaring all the results for all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, with the BJP winning 240 seats and the Congress 99.

The Union Cabinet is likely to meet today at around 11:30 am in Delhi. The NDA leaders will meet at Prime Minister Modi's residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg today. The meeting is scheduled to take place at around 3:30 pm. Key leaders like Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu are expected to attend the NDA meeting.

The INDIA bloc meeting will be held in the national capital at around 6 pm. The counting of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections was held on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission of India, the BJP won 240 seats, much lower than its 2019 tally of 303. The Congress, on the other hand, registered a strong growth, winning 99 seats. The INDIA bloc crossed the 230 mark, posing stiff competition, and defying all predictions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a third term, but the BJP will need to rely on the support of other parties in his coalition - JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar and TDP's chief Chandrababu Naidu. BJP fell 32 seats short of the 272 majority mark after votes polled in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections were counted. For the first time, since the Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in 2014, it did not secure a majority on its own. (ANI)

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