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Opposition parties meeting in Patna: An opportunity to build bridges

Except for the AAP versus Congress showdown over the Ordinance issue, the Opposition meet in Patna was about finding common ground. ADITI PHADNIS writes

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Members of Opposition after the meeting in Patna, on Friday

Aditi Phadnis
The meeting of Opposition parties in Patna last week was an opportunity to build bridges. But as events rolled out, it was also an occasion to burn bridges.

From Lalu Prasad advocating the merits of matrimony to Rahul Gandhi thus appointing himself paterfamilias of the larger Opposition family to the lack of traction for Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar’s suggestion that a common minimum programme (CMP) be one of the first steps in forging unity and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee advising Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul to sort out their differences on an Ordinance for Delhi ‘over tea and

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First Published: Jun 25 2023 | 10:13 PM IST

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