The Congress party will take part in the opposition meeting on June 12 in Patna, which was organized by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. However, it is yet to be decided who will attend the meeting on behalf of the Congress party. AICC general secretary communications Jairam Ramesh said that the Congress party will soon decide on who will attend the meeting. Rahul Gandhi is currently visiting the US, and Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has not confirmed if he will represent the party at the meeting.
The Congress party claims to have a strong presence in every state across India and believes that it should be the focal point of any joint opposition forum. The June 12 meeting is considered a preliminary meeting aimed at forging opposition unity. Several opposition leaders, including senior members, are expected to attend the meeting.
Nitish Kumar had met with various opposition leaders last month to bring them together on one common platform to fight the BJP unitedly. He had met with Kharge and Rahul Gandhi last month and also with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.