Coming together over 20 parties, big and small for showing strength against ruling party at Kolkata on Sunday itself is remarkable. These parties have yoked themselves together to resist the dominance of the BJP under Prime Minister Modi. Though all the parties are agreed on flushing out the BJP and more particularly dethrone Modi.
Great photo-op for now
But these parties have not yet common ideology ,minimum common programme and even reached on a common manifesto.Seating sharing among these parties is akin to navigating mine field. Moreover, every body who heads one's party is claiming that is potential candidate for the post of Prime Minister. In this backdrop we may expect triangular contest as the Congress and Left which have pan- India foot prints have not made their way to the Brigade rally.
Finally the alliance between the TDP and the Congress is also not worthwhile after its flop show in TS recently. Thus, without sacrificing for the greater good by the parties, the sharing of dais and holding hands would remain a photo-op rather than alternative to the BJP.
- Pratapa Reddy Yaramala, Tiruvuru