BJP Scared of Oppn Uniting: Abhishek Manu Singhvi to The Quint

Singhvi claimed that the Congress will play a pivotal role in uniting the Opposition to take on the BJP.

Published
News Videos
2 min read

Video Editor: Vishal Kumar

In a dramatic turn of events following the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) alliance had the last laugh, despite the Bharatiya Janata Party emerging as the single-largest party. “This has brought a new enthusiasm in the party”, said Congress MP and Supreme Court advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi while unveiling the party’s new strategy in a candid conversation with The Quint's Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia.

Singhvi claimed that Congress will play a pivotal role in uniting the Opposition to take on the BJP.

In 2019, the Congress will play a big role. We will play a vital role in uniting the Opposition. The Congress does not need to retreat. We will see how the tactics differ from state to state. All I can say is that the Congress is not going to sit back. In fact, it will be a medium in these elections. The Congress doesn’t have any insecurities. The BJP is insecure.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress Leader and Supreme Court Advocate

Singhvi even accused the BJP of being scared of the Opposition uniting ahead of the 2019 polls.

‘We Tapped the Phones of BJP Leaders’

I feel good that the BJP is concerned about our MLAs. But the reality is that the way Lady M was used in Karnataka, it even surpassed Uttar Pradesh. It is true that we had asked them (Congress MLAs) to download an app on their phones. Some of the tapes even have Yeddyurappa’s voice. After all this, the BJP asks why we are protecting our MLAs?
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress Leader and Supreme Court Advocate

Speaking about the governor's role in government formation in Karnataka, Singhvi said he believed that the Supreme Court should have clear guidelines on it.

(This article was originally published on Quint Hindi.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!