Stalin Kani meet Sonia ahead of crucial Oppn meet

Stalin, Kani meet Sonia ahead of crucial Oppn meet

DMK president MK Stalin met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and discussed a range of issues, a day before a crucial opposition meeting in Delhi.

Stalin, his sister and DMK MP Kanimozhi, former UPA minister A Raja, and other senior DMK members met Sonia Gandhi and wished her on her birthday.

The December 10 meeting in the national capital has been called by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, aimed at brainstorming over a possible front to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

On the 100th day of being elected as the DMK president, Stalin met his alliance party leaders in New Delhi to give invitations for former TN CM and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s statue unveiling function which has been scheduled for December 16 in Chennai.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “Shri Stalin & senior members of the DMK, visited Sonia Ji in Delhi today, to wish her on her birthday. We had a warm & cordial meeting & discussed a range of issues. I look forward to continuing our dialogue & to strengthening our alliance, that has stood the test of time.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished her on Twitter. “Best wishes to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji on her birthday. I pray for her long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted.

Sonia Gandhi was born in 1946 in Lusiana, Italy. She has been the longest serving president of the Congress and headed the party for 19 years before Rahul Gandhi succeeded her last year.