Chandrababu Naidu, Rahul Gandhi discuss plans to forge alliance

Chandrababu Naidu, Rahul Gandhi discuss plans to forge alliance
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Stepping up his efforts in shaping an antiModi opposition in the country to stitch an alliance of all antiBJP forces, AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu continued his consultation process with national leaders here on Tuesday

New Delhi: Stepping up his efforts in shaping an anti-Modi opposition in the country to stitch an alliance of all anti-BJP forces, AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu continued his consultation process with national leaders here on Tuesday.

This is Naidu's third round of consultations in Delhi and it comes in the wake of Modi's authoritarian rule and misuse of institutions against the opponents, the latest being that of CBI move against SP leader Akhilesh Yadav soon after he announced his alliance with BSP’s Mayawati.

Naidu landed a bit late in the capital on Tuesday evening and straight rushed to Rahul Gandhi's residence for a one on one with the Congress president with whom he joined forces recently in the Telangana Assembly elections to form a mahagathbandhan.

This meeting assumes importance as b oth the leaders are said to have discussed on the action plan to take the front forward. It is said that both the leaders were of the opinion that before the notification for general elections is announced, at least two or three big public meetings and some rallies in which all the top leaders of the proposed front should participate.

It may be mentioned here that almost all Opposition parties have confirmed participation in the January 19 rally in Kolkata being organised by Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. This meeting is billed as her show of strength to unite Opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

It is said that Naidu emphasised on the need to hold more such mega rallies. He is also said to have invited Rahul to attend the concluding meeting of the Dhrama Porata Deeskha to be held at Amaravati on February 19 at Amaravati.

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