Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi; discusses current political situation and strategy for 2019 LS elections

20 April 2017, 07:00 PM
Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi at her residence
Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi at her residence

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence here and is learnt to have discussed the current political situation in the country.

Kumar has been calling for forging a grand alliance of secular parties at the national level on the lines of the 2015 electoral alliance or ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar to take on the BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and is learnt to have raised the issue with Gandhi.

The Congress is a partner in the Bihar government with Kumar’s JD-U and Lalu Prasad’s RJD, after the three parties contested and won the assembly elections as part of the grand alliance.

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First Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 06:52 PM
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