At a time the Congress is dreaming to captain an alliance of like-minded parties against the BJP for upcoming Lok Sabha elections and trying to woo Prakash Ambedkar to the proposed bloc, the Dalit leader Wednesday called upon NCP stalwart Chhagan Bhujbal here.
Ambedkar later said the meeting was both "political" as well as a "courtesy" call.
The Congress has been trying to bring Ambedkar's Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) to the opposition fold against the BJP.
Interstingly, the BBM already announced its tie-up with Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM which was looked down on as communal by the Congress.
When asked about what transpired at the huddle, the Dalit leader said he and Bhujbal didn't talk about the BBM joining the proposed alliance of the like-minded parties.
"It was a political meeting (with Bhujbal) in a sense that they (NCP) are strong in certain areas, while we too are strong in certain pockets," Ambedkar told reporters after the meeting.
"We discussed what could be done to see that the BJP government doesn't come to power again. Accordingly, we exchanged information," he said.
Bhujbal could not be reached for comments.
They are likely to leave remaining eight seats for smaller allies.
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