A united Opposition candidate for the presidential elections will be the beginning of unity among the non-BJP parties to take on the BJP, senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, seen as one of the probable Opposition choices, said today.
The BJP's thumping victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has lent a sense of urgency to the opposition's efforts to forge unity ahead of the presidential election.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi.
A "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) of non-BJP parties is needed at the national level to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday.
Mulayam Singh Yadav has declared party candidates for 325 constituencies, out of which 175 seats are of sitting MLAs.
Continuing to exchange blows over the internal rift within the Yadav clan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday called on the Samajwadi Party (SP) to sort out their family `Mahabharat` first, before thinking about the formation of a `Mahagathbandhan`.