Congress MP Manish Tewari Claims 2024 Could Be India's Final Election if Current Government Re-elected

Manish Tewari, a Congress MP, claims 2024 elections could be India's "final election" if BJP wins. Congress and AAP unite to defeat BJP in Chandigarh, highlighting its "dark deeds" in the past decade.

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Congress MP Manish Tewari Claims 2024 Could Be India's Final Election if Current Government Re-elected

Congress MP Manish Tewari Claims 2024 Could Be India's Final Election if Current Government Re-elected

Manish Tewari, a Congress MP, has made a controversial claim that the 2024 general elections in India could be the country's final election if the current central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is re-elected. Tewari's statement came while he was speaking about the INDIA alliance, a coalition of opposition parties, contesting the upcoming elections.

The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), two key constituents of the INDIA bloc, have convened to devise a proactive strategy for the campaign in the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency, rallying behind their joint candidate Manish Tewari. The plan involves the concerted efforts of all 20 councillors from the Congress and the AAP, who will focus on mobilizing support within their respective constituencies and engaging with 25 colonies comprising 3 lakh out of the 6.47 lakh eligible voters in Chandigarh.

The AAP and Congress leaders have expressed confidence in the INDIA bloc candidate's win in Chandigarh, stating that the joint strategy for the Lok Sabha election will highlight the "dark deeds" of the BJP's rule in the past decade. Jarnail Singh, the AAP in-charge for Chandigarh, assured full support for Manish Tewari, emphasizing that it is not Tewari's personal election but that of the alliance together.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of trying to extend reservation on the basis of religion and give it to Muslims. The Congress has moved the Election Commission seeking "appropriate action" against Modi for his "redistribution of wealth" remarks at a poll rally in Rajasthan, alleging that the comments were "divisive", "malicious" and targeted a particular religious community.

Why this matters: The 2024 general elections in India are shaping up to be a high-stakes battle between the ruling BJP and the opposition INDIA alliance. The controversial claim by Manish Tewari underscores the heightened political tensions and the opposition's concerns about the future of India's democratic process if the current government is re-elected.

The INDIA leaders emphasized the importance of this election, not just from a local perspective but also from a national one, stating that every vote and seat will count. Tewari expressed his gratitude for the support he is receiving from the cadres of both parties, appreciating the mutual understanding and tireless hard work being put in by the leaders and workers to ensure the victory of the INDIA candidate. The Congress leader recognized the significance of this election for the common man across the country.

Key Takeaways

  • Congress MP Manish Tewari claims 2024 elections could be India's final election if BJP wins.
  • Congress and AAP forge unified strategy for Tewari's campaign in Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat.
  • INDIA alliance aims to highlight "dark deeds" of BJP's rule in past decade.
  • PM Modi accused of making "divisive" and "malicious" remarks targeting a religious community.
  • 2024 elections seen as high-stakes battle between BJP and INDIA alliance.