In a bid to forge a pan-India Opposition alliance to take on the Bhartiya Janta Party in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu will be in Delhi on Tuesday to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and others.
Sources familiar with the Development claimed that Janta Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda and NCP chief Sharad Pawar are also expected to be present at the meeting. JD(S) bargains hard with Congress for seat-sharing in Karnataka, HD Gowda pitches 1:2 formula
Attempts to cement such alliance has been started by TDP leader Naidu and he has been meeting leaders from all fronts. Party insiders revealed that TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will meet Congress President at Evening 6:30 pm Naidu will to deliberate upon forging a nation wide opposition alliance to defeat the BJP at the centre in the upcoming 2019 General Elections.
As per schedule, at around 7:30 pm Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister will be meeting with NCP leader Sharad Pawar. At 8 pm in AP Bhavan, Naidu will be meeting other Opposition leaders and TDP MPs, who has been suspended from Lok Sabha for four days. He will be flying back to Amaravati at 10:30 pm in a special aircraft.
The development comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unleashed a fresh salvo on the Andhra Pradesh chief minister. While addressing BJP workers through a video Conference, PM Modi racked up Andhra Pradesh CM and accused him of pushing the state into the sunset to see his son rise”. LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 26 AIADMK, TDP MPs for 5 sittings for obstructing proceedings
The prime minister also hit out at Naidu over his efforts to cobble up an anti-BJP opposition alliance and termed it an alliance of “family-ruled parties”.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi postponed his visit to Deccan state, Andhra Pradesh. Prime Minister Modi was slated to visit the state on January 6, 2019. However, with amid protest by TDP Members he had to postpone his visit.
The TDP leaders raised objections over the PM’s programme, saying that before visiting the state, the PM must fulfill all pending promises issues in the AP Reorganisation Act, including granting Special Category Status to the state.