Gandhi's meeting came after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, and Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-S leader, H.D. Kumaraswamy called on the Congress leader asking him not to quit as party President following its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
The meeting comes as various Congress state units, senior leaders and even Opposition leaders--like DMK's MK Stalin--have urged Rahul Gandhi to reconsider his resignation and continue as the chief of Congress party.
After a deafening silence for the past three days, ever since polling for the final phase of the elections ended and multiple media channels screamed the return of Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi finally commented on the exit polls on Thursday.
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu had met Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and leaders from the Communist Party of India on Saturday as well as part of his outreach to Opposition leaders to firm up a non-BJP front ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23.
With neither BJP-led NDA nor the Congress-led UPA sure of forming the government, a fractured verdict on May 23 will bring regional parties into focus. The possibilities are manifold with every party expected to extract their pound of flesh
Board of Control for Cricket in India's ombudsman-cum-ethics officer Justice DK Jain is taking allegations of conflict of interest against Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar quite seriously. Many wonder why they are wearing multiple hats
Most of the opposition leaders admit that they prefer state-wise alliances rather than a national alliance to strengthen their cadre base. Post-poll strategies could be worked out depending on the numbers, they say.