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Sonia, Rahul dial Nitish after oppn picks Gopal Gandhi as VP

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

president today phoned to thank him for supporting Gopalkrishna Gandhi as the opposition's vice presidential candidate, JD(U) leader K C Tyagi said.

Nitish Kumar, the JD(U) president, also received a phone call from vice president last evening, Tyagi told PTI.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the unanimous choice of 18 opposition parties for vice president, called Kumar as well to express his thanks, the JD(U) chief general secretary said.

JD(U) parliamentary leader Sharad Yadav represented the party at the meeting of opposition leaders that picked the former governor as its vice presidential nominee in yesterday.

had recently intervened to end the war of words between the and the JD(U) in the wake of breaking away from the opposition to support NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 17:13 IST