Politics Formidable opposition alliance can be stitched to defeat BJP in 2019, says P. Chidambaram Updated : August 27, 2018 06:39 AM IST Chidambaram, however, avoided directly answering a question on the leadership issue or who would be the prime ministerial candidate of the alliance, saying it is a premature question. The former finance minister said the most important issue on which all opposition parties agree to is that the saffron party should be defeated. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.