The Congress has said that no opposition unity is possible without its active participation. The Congress on Sunday said the party top brass will deliberate and give direction on ways to forge opposition unity during the three-day conclave, asserting that any such effort without it would be unsuccessful.The plenary session in Chhattisgarh's Nava Raipur will start from February 24 and is expected to be attended by around 15,000 delegates. The upcoming Congress plenary session will deliberate on Opposition unity, said Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh.
इस अधिवेशन की ख़ास बात यही है कि यह 'भारत जोड़ो यात्रा' के बारे में हैं।— Congress (@INCIndia) February 19, 2023
हम मानते हैं कि विपक्ष की एकता जरूरी है, लेकिन विपक्ष की एकता के लिए 'भारत जोड़ो यात्रा' नहीं निकाली गई।
हालांकि, विपक्ष की एकता यात्रा का परिणाम जरूर हो सकती है।
: @Jairam_Ramesh जी pic.twitter.com/WTJObIscnE
While reacting to Nitish, the Congress also took potshots at some of the opposition parties such as the Trinamool for not being on the same page. “We know our role very well. We don’t need to give a certificate to anyone to take the lead role. Because, any attempt towards Opposition unity will be unsuccessful without Congress,” said Ramesh, claiming that the Congress is the only party that never had an alliance with the BJP. "Nobody needs to give us a certificate that we have to lead because any opposition unity without the Congress will be unsuccessful. So we welcome the statement of Nitish Kumar, and as Venugopal ji has said this will be discussed in the plenary and whatever we have to do for the 2024 polls," he said at the press conference while taking a swipe at Bihar Chief Minister Kumar's statement that the Congress should take the initiative in bringing opposition unity.