Congress politician Kapil Sibal launched a book Friday providing platform to the like-minded opposition leaders to unite against Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 general elections and form a coalition government in New Delhi.
Former Union home minister and finance minister P. Chidamabaram said general elections next year would see broad alliance of non-BJP parties in about 25 states.
The book is an analysis of Modi government since 2014 and during the launching former prime minister Manmohan Singh commented why Congress lost the last general election and Modi is a failure in all fronts.
Singh added neighborhood is now less secure compared to the situation in UPA government and the NDA has failed in addressing issues related to creative use of science and technology for national transformation.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury said the fight in 2019 general elections is Modi versus India and not between Modi and who.
Chidambaram added 2019 is a good chance for a broad coalition of non-BJP parties and the result could be like night follows day, or day follows night. He emphasized next year’s result is foretold.
Sibal said, “I think everything will depend on two key states – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. And if Gorakhpur, Kairana and Phulpur are any indication, then when the opposition unites the BJP cannot win. If we can replicate that in Bihar and UP, I think there is no chance for the BJP.”