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Sonia Gandhi invites non-NDA parties for meet on May 23

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Expecting to fall short of majority considerably, is convening a meeting of leaders of non-NDA parties on May 23, the day of counting of votes in the elections, in a bid to keep the saffron party out of power.

Gandhi is understood to have invited leaders of secular parties including Sharad Pawa, DMK M K Stalin, RJD and TMC for the meeting on a day the results will be out.

A team of four leaders is said to have been formed for coordinating on the issue, sources said. The team, comprising senior leaders Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, and Ashok Gehlot, is said to be working on ways to stitch a post-poll coalition of like-minded parties, the sources said.

Everybody is working hard to sway fence sitters and the was also seeing a change in the tone of leaders like Telangana Minister Rao has recently met and DMK chief M K as part of his efforts to form a third front government.

There were reports that Rao and the chief of YSRCP Congress Jaganmohan Reddy have also been invited but there was no confirmation.

The sources said Congress was confident that was not going to get majority and that was why it wanted to put in place a front to outsmart the rival in case of a hung Parliament

They further added that has already stated that Congress is not keen on the Prime Minister's post so that it should not come in the way.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 17:01 IST
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