Kharge makes a phone call to Bihar CM for Oppn’s unit
PATNA, April 7 (IANS) In a bid to unite opposition parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, National Congress President Mallikarjun outside on Friday held a phone call with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Sources said the two leaders interacted about opposition unity and future strategy to challenge the BJP in Bihar. A source said the two leaders had received positive feedback from each other.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has said on several occasions that he is waiting for Congress to take the initiative to bring the opposition together.
Nitish Kumar, after the formation of the Mahagathbandan government in Bihar, visited New Delhi and met senior leaders of various political parties, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, and Dr.
During the CPI (ML) conference in Patna last month, Nitish Kumar told Congress leader Salman Khurshid to convey his message to the Congress high command for the unity of the opposition. Responding to Kumar, Salman Khurshid said on that occasion that “they stand aside and wait for someone to say I love you first”.
On Monday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin organized a conference attended by Rajashthan CM Ashok Gahlot, Jharkhand CM Hemant Suren, Bihar MP CM Tejashoy Yadav and National Congress President Mallikarjun Khar among others. Everyone defended the unity of the opposition.
Sources said Kharge also interacted with Tamil Nadu Stalin Party MK and former Maharashtra MP Udhav Thackeray.