The decision came as a surprise for most members of the party as Mayawati had said in May 2018 that no member of her family would be given an official post.
Striking an emotional chord with those present on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said he would remain indebted to people of Lucknow for showering love and affection on him.
Deve Gowda said he had told Rahul Gandhi that he was hurt by the repeated public utterances of some Congress leaders about the coalition.
Nadda’s appointment as the working president of the ruling party was being speculated after he was not made a member of the Union council of ministers.
“When it comes to Parliament, we should forget the ruling side and opposition. We should think of issues with a nishpaksh spirit,” Modi said.
A document, purportedly about a divorce suit against Deb, went viral on social media, following which his wife, Niti Deb, termed the post as a “dirty rumour” that was spread to gain political mileage.
Over 20 days after Rahul announced his intent to quit, Congress is still groping for an answer to the crisis, with many calling it a vacuum.
Modi’s invite extends to presidents of all the parties with presence in Parliament.
All the other CMs, administrators of Union Territories as well as Jammu & Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik attended the meeting.