With the Congress making renewed attempts to form an alliance to take on the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in several states, party president Sonia Gandhi is said to have spoken to key Opposition leaders, inviting them for a get-together. However, it is not yet finalised as to when and how this meeting will be held and depends on the availability of the leaders.
Interestingly, Gandhi’s reported invitation to party chiefs like Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray and MK Stalin comes two days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal hosted a dinner for these opposition leaders. Sibal is one from the Group of 23 which have been seeking sweeping changes in the party. The dinner gathering at Sibal’s residence was also attended by other G-23 members like veteran Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad, party MP Shashi Tharoor, Bhupendra Singh Hooda, Anand Sharma, Manish Tewari and P Chidambaram.