UNLIKE MANY regional parties which have been pointing at the Congress’s retreating footprint across states, RJD leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday that it is still the “largest party” in the Opposition bloc, and others must think “practically” on its relevance.

In an interview to The Indian Express, Yadav said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad would meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi after she returns from abroad, as part of the ongoing efforts to stitch unity among the Opposition parties to take on the BJP in the 2024 general elections.

Defeating the BJP should be the sole “personal ambition” for Opposition leaders, he said.


“A good beginning has been made. Bihar has provided a good template and it should be replicated elsewhere. Nitishji has met many leaders, Laluji has also spoke, I also keep meeting. Once Soniaji is back, Nitishji and Laluji will meet her to discuss the way ahead. A dialogue has finally begun on the next Lok Sabha polls, which was not the case before the developments in Bihar,” he said.