Those that prize freedom should welcome pledge of unity by 19 events: Chidambaram


Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Saturday mentioned those that prize freedom above each different proper should welcome the pledge of unity made by 19 political events and supported by the Samajwadi Get together.

Chidambaram’s remarks got here a day after leaders of 19 opposition events introduced that they’d organise joint protests throughout the nation from September 20 to 30, and urged folks to avoid wasting India for a greater tomorrow.

After a digital assembly of the opposition events, the place they burdened on unitedly transferring ahead to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the leaders additionally put out an 11-point constitution of calls for earlier than the federal government.

Referring to the event, Chidambaram mentioned those that prize freedom above each different proper should welcome the pledge of unity.

“Bhakts and trolls will ridicule the present of unity, however they need to bear in mind the well-known phrases of the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller. Cynics will scoff on the effort, however they’ll notice someday that we’re combating for the freedom of all folks, together with the cynics,” the previous Union minister tweeted.

On Friday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi urged the highest opposition leaders to rise above political compulsions to tackle the BJP within the curiosity of the nation and begin planning “systematically” to understand the “final aim” of successful the 2024 Lok Sabha polls to offer a authorities that believes within the values of the liberty motion and provisions of the Structure.

Gandhi gave the clarion name at a digital assembly of leaders of 19 opposition events together with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and 4 non-Congress chief ministers — TMC’s Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal), DMK’s M Ok Stalin (Tamil Nadu), Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra) and JMM’s Hemant Soren (Jharkhand) — hosted by her.

Samajwadi Get together (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav wrote a letter to the Congress president, expressing his incapability to affix the assembly.