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Shourie meets Pawar amid talks of Opposition's grand alliance

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Shourie met NCP here on Wednesday and discussed the political situation in the country, the party said.

Shourie, a former in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA government and a bitter critic of Prime Narendra Modi, met at the latter's residence in south for over an hour, said Nationalist Party

"Shourie told to take the lead in uniting all the Opposition parties ahead of the general elections," a party source said.

"Pawar told Shourie that he was trying to unite all Opposition parties," the source added.

NCP MPs and and a former of the and high courts, Abhay Thipsay, who joined the in June, were present at the meeting.

Pawar recently suggested that the Opposition parties should not project anyone as the prime ministerial candidate before the 2019 polls. He also claimed that had echoed his suggestion.

While advocating a grand alliance of Opposition parties, Pawar had suggested that national parties should go with a strong party at the regional level.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:11 IST