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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Chandrababu Naidu postpones Opposition conclave after meeting Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 November 2018, 20:41 IST
Meeting of anti-BJP leaders

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu today met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, do discuss and invite her for an “anti-BJP” front for 2019 polls.

Although, Chandrababu has postponed the date of Opposition conclave which was scheduled for November 22 here in Delhi, as he said that he wants to chalk out details and other required ingredients for the proposed anti-BJP front.

After an hour-long meeting between Chandrababu and Mamata, the former said that the fresh date of the summit for non-BJP parties will be announced soon and it is being done, so as to save the democracy and the democratic institutions, which run this nation.

Naidu, under full support of TMC president Mamata Banerjee targeted the BJP-led NDA government for deteriorating the institutions like CBI, CAG, ED, Income Tax department, RBI and said that these institutions are now under “severe pressure.”

Chandrababu Naidu said, “We wanted to meet on 22 November earlier because of the elections; We wanted to make it before Parliament (winter) session.”

Naidu later on added that, “Those who are opposing the BJP will join and discuss. We will chalk out a programme to move forward and take this momentum further on the agenda to protect the nation.”

Naidu, while responding to a question on whether BSP’s Mayawati will be a part of this Opposition meet, he said “All these things will be discussed later. We are in touch with Mayawati ji and everybody. Those who want to save the nation will work together.”

Naidu even said that he has now convinced everybody and everyone has assured him to cooperate with him.

He said, “This is broadly anti-BJP platform. This is in the interest of the nation. Save democracy, save the nation and save the institutions, that is the agenda. That’s the national agenda, an utmost important agenda.”

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First published: 19 November 2018, 20:41 IST
 
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