NCP skips Opposition meeting called by Sonia Gandhi

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi: Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on August 11 skipped a meeting of Opposition parties called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, hinting at further cracks in the joint Opposition.
Without giving details, NCP’s Praful Patel confirmed to ANI that his party “is boycotting the meeting called by Congress.”
Interestingly, there were reports that two MLAs of the NCP in Gujarat may have voted for the BJP and not for Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha elections.
Sonia Gandhi-led joint Opposition meet was called to discuss unity and chalk out a strategy against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Among the leaders who were present at the meeting in Parliament complex are former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, AK Antony, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, NC’s Omar Abdullah, CPI leader D Raja, CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others.

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