Nitish calls on Lalu before leaving for Delhi

Nitish calls on Lalu before leaving for Delhi

Patna: Before leaving for Delhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on Lalu Prasad Yadav Chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a major constituent unit of the new grand alliance
government in the state on Monday and discussed the political situation with him.
Nitish Kumar who left for Delhi met Yadav in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, wife of Lalu Yadav. Nitish Kumar discussed the political situation under the transform scenario.
After his meeting with Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar told newspersons that he apprised Lalu Yadav about his programme and meetings scheduled in Delhi. Nitish Kumar said that apart from meeting senior leaders of opposition, he would also call on President and Deputy President during his New Delhi visit.
It is learnt that Nitish Kumar who reached Delhi this evening visited Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and discussed the strategies for unifying the entire opposition under one umbrella.
During his three-day visit to Delhi Nitish Kumar is likely to meet his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yetchury and other senior opposition leaders.
Earlier during the recently concluded JD(U) National Council, the party authorised Nitish Kumar to unite the opposition parties on one platform to keep BJP at bay during the next Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Vijay Shankar Dubey said that being the largest party Congress is a natural claimant of PM candidate of the opposition alliance.
He said that efforts were on to unite the entire opposition and maintained that all political parties would sit together to discuss the strategy.
Dubey said that the strength of Congress in Lok Sabha was maximum among the opposition parties following which it is automatically claimant of the PM post. He said Rahul Gandhi was the PM candidate from Congress and in the era of collision Congress can successfully run the government by protecting the dignity of the alliance partners.
Congress leaders said that the UPA government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh successfully functioned for 10 years and maintained that Congress would try to consolidate the entire opposition to fight against BJP in Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
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