Patna, May 17: After winning the polls, UPA promised to keep all its allies. Keeping up the promse, Sonia Gandhi called an estraged ally, Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday, May 17 requesting him to attend the Cabinet meet scheduled for Monday, May 18.
"UPA chairperson rang up the Railway Minister last evening and requested him to attend a meeting of the union Cabinet on Monday," his private secretary Bhola Yadav said.
Bhola, declined to reveal the details of the telephonic conversation between the two leaders. He, however, said that the Railway Minister is scheduled to leave for Delhi later in the day.
It must be recalled that Lalu Yadav had not been attending cabinet meetings ever since forming an alliance with the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).
On Saturday, May 16 Lalu Yadav, whose Rashtriya Janata Dal, faced a poor show in the latest Lok Sabha elections, admitted that not contesting the elections in alliance with the Congress was a big mistake.