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Nitish, Sonia explore possible national tie-up?

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017,17:30 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence here and is learnt to have discussed the current political situation in the country.

Kumar has been calling for forging 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, and is learnt to have raised the issue with Gandhi.

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.