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After Nitish, Lalu says he will meet Sonia for unity talks

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

A day after called on president Sonia Gandhi, RJD supremo today said he too would soon meet the chief for a stronger opposition unity against the

"Definitely we will talk about the present political conditions and also the ways to forge a stronger unity between the secular and the socialist parties against the BJP," said Prasad.

The RJD chief said a Bihar-like grand alliance was required at the national level to check the BJP's political surge.

"It has been seen that wherever the secular and socialist parties have fought together, they have won elections against the But where they fought separately, they have lost," said the RJD president.

Referring to the grand alliance of the RJD, the JD(U) and the inflicting a massive defeat to the BJP-led in 2015 assembly poll in Bihar, he said the parties lost to the in due to lack of wider unity.

Prasad praised the saying it played a crucial role in independence struggle for the country and for its post-independence growth.

Nitish Kumar, also the JD(U) president, had yesterday met in Delhi and was learnt to have discussed the need for forging unity among the opposition parties to take on the BJP-led

The JD(U) also used the meeting to call for a joint opposition candidate for the election to the President's post and urged Gandhi to take the lead in the matter.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 22:42 IST