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Tie-up in offing ahead of 2019 polls? Nitish Kumar calls on Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 20 Apr 2017, 18:42:10 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in the national capital where the two leaders are learnt to have discussed the possibility of a common presidential candidate among other issues.

The two discussed the current political situation in the country and also the possibility of an alliance at national level ahead of 2019 general elections. 

Kumar has been calling for 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.

It is learnt that Nitish had raised the issue with Sonia, PTI reported.

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.