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Sharad Pawar calls opposition meeting on Tuesday, excludes Congress

While the move is not without its internal political contradictions, "much more than Narendra Modi, it is the Congress that needs to worry", said a former Congress chief minister

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai
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Prashant Kishor has had two rounds of meeting with Pawar

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
With former finance minister Yashwant Sinha by his side and political strategist Prashant Kishor as his sherpa, veteran political leader with across-the-board acceptability, Sharad Pawar, has launched a new political initiative to unite the non-Congress opposition with a view to defeating the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

The NCP supremo has invited all non-Congress political parties to his Delhi residence for a meeting on Tuesday that could set off a round of ‘conclave’ politics that was a dominant feature of Indian politics in the decades of the 1980s and led to a new alignment of forces that forced the Congress

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First Published: Jun 21 2021 | 10:55 PM IST

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