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Vice Presidential Election 2017: Sonia, Rahul call Nitish after Opposition picks Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Patna: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called up Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to thank him for supporting Gopalkrishna Gandhi as the Opposition's vice presidential candidate, JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said.

File image of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Nitish Kumar, the JD(U) president, also received a phone call from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday evening, Tyagi said.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the unanimous choice of 18 Opposition parties for vice president, called Kumar as well to express his thanks, the JD(U) chief general secretary said.

JD(U) parliamentary leader Sharad Yadav represented the party at the meeting of Opposition leaders that picked the former West Bengal governor as its vice presidential nominee in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi had recently intervened to end the war of words between the Congress and the JD(U) in the wake of Nitish Kumar breaking away from the Opposition to support NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.


Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 17:53 PM

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