Governance or Politics: Arvind Kejriwal On ‘G8′ Chief Ministers’ Forum

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, wrote to seven chief ministers on March 5 and invited them to visit Delhi on March 18.

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, said on Wednesday that the G8, a forum for chief ministers who are not members of the BJP or the Congress, is a “Governance Platform” rather than a political forum. He added that he has had numerous conversations with the eight chief ministers.All chief ministers will visit one of the eight states, according to the AAP convener, and would learn about all the development activities being done there.

In reference to the meeting that was originally scheduled for March 18, Kejriwal stated that it had to be rescheduled since his counterparts were behind on Assembly sessions.”It’s still under construction. Everybody was busy on March 18. The meeting can only happen after the middle of April,” he continued.The Delhi

Chief Minister denied the allegations that the conference was being held in preparation for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, reiterating that the “G8” is not a political forum.

Previously on March 5, Kejriwal sent a letter to seven chief ministers, including Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal, Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala, MK Stalin of Tamil Nadu, Hemant Soren of Jharkhand, K Chandrasekhar of Telangana, Bhagwant Mann of Punjab, and Nitish Kumar of Bihar.The Chief minister had sent them all an invitation to visit Delhi on March 18.

Mr. Kejriwal is seen as one of the opposition’s prime ministerial contenders due to the swift expansion and influence of his Aam Aadmi Party.Since taking office in 2014, his ongoing disagreements with the Centre and its representative, the Lieutenant Governor, as well as his willingness to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in elections, have fed rumours.

The opposition is currently more split than ever, which is another factor supporting Mr. Kejriwal’s efforts to create the front. Its important figures, Nitish Kumar in Bihar and Mamata Banerjee in Bengal, had previously expressed disinterest. On the other hand the Congress has stated that it is ready to collaborate with like-minded parties and that it has no interest in taking the lead in a unified opposition. However there is a large list of parties and leaders with whom it disagrees. It also comprises HD Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal Secular, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, and Samajwadi Party.