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After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury too met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the upcoming presidential elections and the need to field a joint opposition candidate.
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader K.C. Tyagi described the meeting as a "courtesy call" but also said that Gandhi should take a lead in forging opposition unity for the presidential polls scheduled in July.
"JD-U wants that Gandhi should take the lead in fielding a united candidate," Tyagi added.
President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends in July.
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