Protest against Nitish turns into mahagathbandhan..Rahul, Kejriwal, Ahilesh to join Tejashwi at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi/Patna, Aug 3: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal will join RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav led demonstration at the national capital to protest against "heinous institutional mass rape in Muzaffarpur". The dharna will be followed by a candle light march. The show of unity is being seen as a step towards a mahagathbandhan against PM Narendra Modi in the 2019 Losk sabha elections.Yadav, who is the leader of the opposition in the state assembly, urged "all to attend" the dharna at Jantar Mantar on Saturday, August 4."Against heinous institutional mass rape in Muzaffarpur sponsored and protected by Nitish government, we will stage a dharna on Saturday, August 4 at Jantar Mantar. Request all to attend", the RJD heir apparent tweeted.Yadav has been attacking the Nitish Kumar government over the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal involving sexual abuse of more than 30 girls.Although it was not known which other parties or leaders would be joining the proposed dharna, party sources said Yadav was likely to rope in Congress president Rahul Gandhi with whom he has come to share a good rapport in recent times.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may also make an appearance at the RJD leader's dharna as he retweeted a post by a journalist which read "so @ArvindKejriwal will also join the Muzaffarpur rape protest organized by @yadavtejashwi at Jantar Mantar".

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