Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Wednesday informed that Congress president Sonia Gandhi called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to thank him for extending his support to Gopalkrishna Gandhi as the opposition's vice presidential candidate.
Tyagi said the Bihar chief minister received a phone call from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi last evening.
He said Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the unanimous choice of 18 opposition parties for vice president, also called Kumar and expressed his gratitude for the latter’s support.
JD(U) parliamentary leader Sharad Yadav represented the party at the meeting of opposition leaders that picked on the former West Bengal governor as its vice presidential nominee in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi had recently intervened to end the war of words between the Congress and the JD(U) in the wake of Nitish Kumar breaking away from the opposition to support NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.