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WB CM Mamata Banerjee says 'Opposition parties to come out with joint statement on prez poll candidate'

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 26 May 2017, 03:22:29 PM
'Opposition to come out with joint statement on prez poll candidate'

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.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, however, did not attend the meeting due to a prior engagement, sources said. 

Source also added that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was not invited by the grand old party. 

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First Published : 26 May 2017, 02:47:00 PM