Leaders of 17 Oppn Parties May Attend Sonia’s Dinner 


Former chief ministers of Jharkhand, JVM’s Babulal Marandi and JMM’s Hemant Soren, will attend the dinner, along with former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, who recently quit the NDA and joined forces with Lalu Prasad’s RJD, sources told PTI.

As per the report, Lalu’s son and Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav is also likely to attend.

TMC’s Sudip Bandyopadhyay, DMK’s Kanimozhi, Samajwadi Party’s Ram Gopal Yadav, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury and CPI’s D Raja are expected to attend. Leaders of other parties like JD(S), Kerala Congress, Indian Union Muslim League, Revolutionary Socialist Party, and RLD are also likely to attend.

Sources were quoted as saying that while the BSP has been invited, its leader Mayawati may not send a representative as her party has aligned with JD(S) for the Karnataka polls later this year.

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