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The South Asian Insider

Logo, cordination panel among key decisions in INDIA bloc meet today

(News Agency) The second day of the third meeting of the opposition bloc INDIA is expected to see the alliance take key decisions on the formation of a coordination committee and other matters. A logo will also be unveiled for the alliance, which was formed to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The third meeting aims to chalk out a campaign strategy and finalise the formal structure of the opposition bloc.
The formation of the coordination committee is one of the top agendas of the meet. According to sources, the coordination committee will be formed at two levels: central and state. Both levels will coordinate with each other to develop important strategies.The alliance partners feel that the formation of the coordination committee and other groups needs to be done soon, given the speculation of an early announcement of the parliamentary elections.
Different political parties have been asked to nominate their representatives to the committee. The responsibilities of the coordination committee will be shared among all the partners of the INDIA bloc.
According to sources, the alliance is also expected to form multiple subgroups, each with different responsibilities, instead of having a single leader.
The alliance will also take discussion on appointment of spokesperson.
A new secretariat will also be announced during the meeting to facilitate smooth coordination between the constituents of the INDIA bloc. The secretariat is likely to be set up in the national capital.
On Thursday, seat-sharing for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections took centre stage at the meeting. The alliance announced that a decision on seat-sharing would be taken on September 30.
The leaders had also agreed to highlight issues under the BJP-led government, including rise in prices, unemployment, farmers' grievances, to corner the saffron party in the elections.