14 Opposition Parties to Participate in INDIA Bloc's 'Ulgulan Nyay Rally' in Ranchi

"Opposition parties unite for 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand, to protest against the arrest of former CM Hemant Soren and expose the central government's 'dictatorial' approach towards tribals. A significant political event ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections."

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14 Opposition Parties to Participate in INDIA Bloc's 'Ulgulan Nyay Rally' in Ranchi

14 Opposition Parties to Participate in INDIA Bloc's 'Ulgulan Nyay Rally' in Ranchi

On April 21, 2024, leaders from 14 opposition parties, including Congress, RJD, NC, SP, and others, are set to participate in the INDIA bloc's 'Ulgulan Nyay rally' led by JMM in Ranchi, Jharkhand, in a show of strength.

The rally will be held at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi and is seen as an INDIA bloc's 'show of strength' [1]. The key leaders expected to attend the rally include Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi from Congress, Lalu Prasad from RJD, Farooq Abdullah from NC, Akhilesh Yadav from SP, and Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of jailed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal [2].

The rally is being organized to protest against the arrest of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and the current Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren has accused the central government of a 'dictatorial' approach [3]. The rally aims to expose the 'atrocities' being committed by the central government on tribals and natives of the state, as well as the 'conspiracy to drive them away from Jal, Jungle and Jamin' [4].

The rally is expected to have the support of 28 parties and over five lakh people from across the state [5]. It is being held amidst the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand, with the state entering the polling phase from April 13 [6]. The INDIA bloc, comprising parties like Congress, AAP, and TMC, is taking an economical approach to their campaign, promising MSP for farmers and cash handouts to women [7].

However, the rally has faced some setbacks, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi cancelling his proposed visits to Satna and Ranchi due to health reasons [8]. Reports also suggest that Uddhav Thackeray, another heavyweight of the INDIA bloc, may skip the Ranchi event [9]. The rally has also been mired in controversy over incarcerated former chief minister Hemant Soren's wife Kalpana Soren getting big projection in party posters [10].

Why this matters: The 'Ulgulan Nyay rally' is a significant event in the lead-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, showcasing the unity and collective efforts of the opposition parties to challenge the ruling BJP government. The rally's focus on issues faced by tribals and natives in Jharkhand highlights the importance of regional concerns in the national political landscape.

Despite the setbacks and controversies, the 'Ulgulan Nyay rally' is expected to be a major show of strength for the opposition INDIA bloc. Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren has described it as a 'historic event' that will expose the central government's approach. Over 5 lakh people are anticipated to attend the rally at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi, making it a significant political gathering amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections [11].

Key Takeaways

  • 14 opposition parties to hold 'Ulgulan Nyay' rally in Ranchi on April 21, 2024.
  • Rally to protest arrest of ex-CM Hemant Soren, expose 'atrocities' on tribals.
  • Expected to have support of 28 parties and over 5 lakh people.
  • Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav among key leaders expected to attend.
  • Rally seen as a show of strength for INDIA bloc ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls.