At Sibal dinner, opposition discusses Congress revamp | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: A power dinner hosted by dissident Congress leader Kapil Sibal turned into a sort of validation for G-23 group’s demand of reforms in the party as key opposition leaders said Congress needed to strengthen itself to fight BJP strongly.
Sibal’s dinner was attended by major opposition party representatives including top leaders like Sharad Pawar and Lalu Prasad besides G-23 members Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma among many others, and also Congress veterans like Kamal Nath and P Chidambaram. The host told the gathering that they needed to strengthen opposition unity to fight the “fundamentalist” BJP. Sibal and Azad apparently said the issues they had raised in the party were a separate matter, but they were appealing to them as Congress leaders.
One senior opposition leader is learnt to have said that Congress needed to resolve its issues to take on BJP. He was followed by other leaders in show of unity and good wishes for Congress. Akhilesh Yadav and Omar Abdullah also chipped in.
Besides the Congress allies, anti-Congress parties present at the dinner included BJD, TRS, YSRCP and Akali Dal.





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