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18 opposition parties to meet in Delhi tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Leaders of 18 opposition parties led by chief will meet to chalk out a common strategy to corner the on a range of issues in the national capital tomorrow.

According to sources, the opposition leaders will meet in library to work out an effective strategy to take on the Centre when the Monsoon session ends.

An invite has been sent to leaders of opposition parties, including JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav by Leader of Opposition in on behalf of the chief.

Besides top leaders, Congress chief is also likely to attend the meeting along with other senior leaders like Mayawati, and Sitaram Yechury, sources said.

Since Sharad Yadav is in Patna, he may be represented by Ali Anwar Ansari.

Apart from the Congress, Left parties, TMC, RJD, JD(U), NCP, JMM, DMK, NC, SP, BSP, RLD, JD-S, Congress, AIUDF besides some others are slated to participate in the meeting.

The 18 opposition parties had earlier decided to meet once a month to discuss various crucial issues and maintain better coordination among themselves to 'unitedly' take on the

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who arrived here today, met senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel ahead of the opposition meeting tomorrow.

The chief also met President Ram Nath Kovind which was described by her party officials as a "courtesy" call.

Party sources said during her 10-minute meeting, Banerjee assured Kovind that her party will maintain cordial relations with him.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel visited the TMC supremo at her South Avenue office to discuss the agenda for the meeting tomorrow, TMC party sources.

This will be Banerjee's second opposition meeting in She had attended the opposition meeting ahead of the presidential election last month.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 22:02 IST