Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday, said that there is an anti-Modi wave in the country these days and that the coming together of regional parties and forming the government after the 2019 general elections cannot be ruled out completely. Chandrababu Naidu said that he was sure that the Telugu Desam party would make its big win this time by defeating the YSRCP (YSR Congress Party). Mr Naidu talked of Congress as an ‘anchor party’. Chandrababu’s criticisms came for the Congress ahead of its failure in maintaining the Mahagathbandhan with other regional parties.
Naidu said that there were chances that the incident in 1996 is bound to happen again, i.e., the coming of a new government to power and the overthrow of the previous, forming a ‘third front’ government. He said this as he stated the example of H.D. Deve Gowda being voted to power in 1996.
“Now every regional party is slowly distancing from the BJP. That itself is a downside for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An year back can anyone dare to oppose Modi. The Modi wave has come down drastically and the negative wave for him has started,” he said.
In an earlier statement former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had mentioned how he sees Chandrababu Naidu as a strong opponent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He had said,” Modi has abused all the constitutional institutions like CBI, Enforcement Directorate, and Income Tax to target opponents and destroy the regiona leadership. In this critical juncture Naidu has emerged a challenger to Modi.”