The leaders of 19 political parties on Friday announced they will organise joint protests and demonstrations across the country from September 20 to 30.
"We, the leaders of 19 Opposition parties, call upon the people of India to rise to the occasion to defend our secular, democratic, republican order with all our might. Save India today, so that we can change it for a better tomorrow," they said.
After a virtual meeting of the Opposition parties, where they stressed on unitedly moving forward to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the leaders also put out an 11-point charter of demands before the government.
"We will jointly organise protest actions all over the country from 20th to 30th September, 2021," they said in a statement.
The 'united' opponents said the forms of these public protest actions will be decided by the respective state units of their parties, depending on the concrete conditions of the COVID regulations and protocols in the states.
These forms, amongst others, may include dharnas, protest demonstrations and hartals, they said in the joint statement.