Sonia, Rahul Garner Support in Bid to Elect India’s Next President

Sonia Gandhi is said to have called on SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav.

Ahead of the Presidential polls, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi are expected to meet BSP supremo Mayawati and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, according to ANI sources.

Rahul Gandhi has already spoken to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in connection with the polls. Sonia Gandhi is said to have called on Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rastriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav.

In the meantime, a meeting between National Conference's Omar Abdullah and Sonia Gandhi was held in the national capital.

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A Series of Meetings

As the countdown to the battle for Raisina Hill has begun, leaders of the opposition are making a beeline to 10, Janpath, to discuss ways to counter the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah juggernaut as President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends in July.

Earlier this week, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint opposition candidate for the presidential election.

Even Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President Nitish Kumar, JD-U leader Sharad Yadav, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja and Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury have all met Gandhi.

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