Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustan Awam Morcha head Jitan Ram Manjhi has accepted the invitation by the former Congress president Sonia Gandhi to attend a dinner hosted by her.
Gandhi has made the arrangements for the dinner which will be hosted for the opposition parties and will be hosted on March 13.
The Congress leader had invited all the leaders of all opposition parties in a fresh bid to forge a united force against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The initiative came as a step towards strengthening the opposition and laying a foundation for a united front in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, said a party insider.
Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi to attend dinner hosted for opposition parties by Sonia Gandhi on March 13th. (File Pic) pic.twitter.com/l0DoVR4P8p— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2018
Gandhi’s invitation comes at a time when talks of a non-BJP, non-Congress third-party front were making headlines, following a proposal by Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for joining national politics.
A senior leader of Congress said, “It would not only be a dinner, but also showcase the strength of opposition parties who would like to come together to form a front against the misrule of BJP.”
Manjhi recently made headlines by quitting the alliance with the NDA government.