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Sharad Pawar's NCP skips meeting called to discuss Opposition unity

The meeting had been called to discuss Opposition unity and to chalk out a strategy against the Narendra Modi government.? Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 11, 2017, 02.14 PM (IST)

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) skipped a meeting of Opposition political parties on Friday. 

The meeting was called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. 

The meeting had been called to discuss Opposition unity and to chalk out a strategy against the Narendra Modi government. 

The leaders who did attend included the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the National Conference's Omar Abdullah, the CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, and the CPI's D Raja. 

The skipping of the Opposition meeting by Pawar comes after reports that two NCP MLAs voted for the BJP and not for the Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in the recent Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections. 

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