New Delhi: Senior politician and former chief minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi, who recently parted ways with the BJP-led NDA, has been invited to attend the dinner hosted for the Opposition leaders by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on March 13.
Manjhi, who formed Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), has been invited by senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel to join the dinner hosted in the National capital.
Manjhi, a Dalit community leader, recently broke away from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led grand alliance.
The dinner comes in the light of efforts to form an anti-BJP alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Many political parties including Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress, NCP, HAM and few others have hinted at a possibility of joining hands to counter the BJP government at the Centre.
According to reports, Sonia Gandhi has also invited DMK working president MK Stalin, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and members of various parties from different states, who are not part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
(With ANI inputs)