The Congress today said that the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon meeting with leaders of 17 opposition parties in Delhi "just a beginning” in the direction of bringing together political forces for a united fight against the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2019 general elections.
"We will try to bring all opposition forces together before the 2019 elections and put up a united fight against Modi government," Hariprasad told media persons here.
In this context, he said Friday's opposition parleys at Parliament House "is just a beginning".
Attacking the BJP and the Sangh Parivar, he said the communal forces were trying to divide the country.
He however refused to reply to a query regarding strong misgivings in the Congress in Bengal about West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's meeting with Gandhi.
Hariprasad also deftly parried a poser on whether the Trinamool would form a part of an extensive opposition grouping in the near future.
"The Congress Working Committee is empowered to decide on such matters. For now, we are concerned with evolving a common strategy for the presidential polls."
(With IANS inputs)