Following that victory, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and state unit president Ashok Parnami both had addressed media expressing the hope that the BJP was capable of winning the assembly election with the help of Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah.
"Mayawati had problems with Mulayam Singh Yadav but now that Akhilesh Yadav is in control of SP, and like BJP works fine with Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu and Kashmir but couldn't with her father, the two arch rivals can work together", says a political observer.
He claimed at a time when the government was not allowing Parliament to function, it was obvious that leaders of various parties, who wanted to raise issues in national interest, would get together to discuss the current political situation.
Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, DMK's Kanimozhi and Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party are likely to be present, and so would be leaders of left parties - CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury and CPI's D Raja.
How fruitful was the dinner diplomacy?
Rahul Gandhi, 47, was elected party chief in December last and the plenary will have his definitive stamp. The Congress president said there was "much political talk" during the meeting, adding that the leaders reflected tremendous positive energy, warmth, and genuine affection.
It was a political dinner.
Today, it is in power in 21 of them and has replaced Congress as the party with strongest nationwide presence. The Biju Janata Dal was also not represented.
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The BJD and the TRS rule Odisha and Telangana respectively.
Rahul Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel were among the Congress biggies who were present in the lawns of 10, Janpath. Leaders of 20 parties joined the dinner at her residence in Delhi.
The BJP on Tuesday evening reacted in a cautious but caustic manner to Sonia Gandhi's dinner with various opposition parties and said the move in effect shows "no confidence" on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and that he has to still depend on his mother.
Among this, there was also some new addition to the Opposition team which includes Hindustan Awami Morcha chief Jiten Ram Manjhi and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha head Babulal Marandi.
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said the effort to unite the opposition was underway.
Leaders from the Left, South and Bengal also attended. "Otherwise, we are for an alliance of all Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh", said the leader. Ahead of the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) plenary session that begins on Friday, nearly all the State units of the Grand Old Party will voice for a larger alliance to combat the BJP in the 2019 elections. However, when he was asked if there was a consensus on Rahul Gandhi's leadership of the probable Opposition alliance, Tejashwi said, "The time has not yet come to decide on the prime ministerial candidate". While the NDA was "breaking apart", opposition parties were getting together, he said apparently hinting at TDP pulling out of the Modi government. "Fabulous dinner tonight, hosted by UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi Ji".
Several regional political leaders, like parliamentarian P. K. Kunhalikutty, believe the best way to face the BJP would be through a coalition of secular parties.