New Delhi: The decision which is aimed at not only showing the strength of the opposition but also to pressurize the Centre to hear the demand of opposition in the parliament, representatives of 14 opposition parties joined for a breakfast on the invitation of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The leaders met to discuss on the plan on action to exert pressure on the Modi government for holding discussion on phone tapping incidents and farm laws.
Rahul who hosted the breakfast, was attended by over 100 representatives of various opposition parties before marching towards the parliament on bicycles.
This is for the first time in several months that opposition parties have come forward to show their unity against the BJP government.
The Opposition has been demanding the government to hold discussion on alleged snooping using a spyware called Pegasus and also demanding for an independent probe. The opposition also wants discussion on three farm laws.
The opposition parties are not allowing the parliament to function till their demand is met and wondering why the government is shying away from discussion the issues if it thinks that it has not done anything wrong.
The BJP meanwhile has been accusing the opposition of holding the parliament on ransom and not allowing the business by disrupting it.
Amid this, the meeting called by Rahul Gandhi holds significance in putting pressure on the Modi government. Addressing the leaders, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge said that they will be holding march against rising prices of fuel which he said has affected the common man intensely.
While the opposition has been demanding a probe in the Pegasus case, NDA partner and Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar too has asked the government to conduct probe. The demand from the NDA partner has not only given strength to opposition but also put the Modi government in an awkward position.