New Delhi :
As many as 17 political parties on Friday attended the meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.
After the meeting, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee informed the mediapersons that no name has been discussed and the opposition parties will come out soon with a joint statement on candidate for presidential poll.
All opposition parties including BSP Supremo Mayawati and NCP president Sharad Pawar were present in the meeting.
Top opposition leaders like HD Devegowda, Kanimozhi, Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav attended the lunch meet hosted by Gandhi in the Parliament House library on a day that also marks the third anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.
No name has been discussed, we will come out with a joint statement soon: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/KYI65ZuJ4G— ANI (@ANI_news) May 26, 2017
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, however, did not attend the meeting due to a prior engagement, sources said.
Leaders of 17 parties are attending the meeting called by Sonia Gandhi in Parliament pic.twitter.com/92FZ76FWew— ANI (@ANI_news) May 26, 2017
Source also added that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was not invited by the grand old party.