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Lok Sabha election: Opposition leaders meet in Delhi 'to plan to protect the future of the nation'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 November 2018, 16:40 IST
Opposition leaders in Delhi (ANI)

Amidst the election campaigning reaching at the heights for the upcoming state elections, the Opposition leaders are grinding towards a formula for making up a grand alliance for the 2019 General Elections.

Today, in the turn of events, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting and thereafter, a press conference in the national capital today, to arrange a formidable Opposition and a grand alliance to target the ruling BJP and resist the Modi juggernaut, which has been at the peak since 2014, but has lost its sheen in last one year.

The press conference was held here in Delhi where the three senior leaders asserted in unison that, “We decided to meet in Delhi to chalk out a plan to protect the future of the nation.”

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu also said that, “I have taken the responsibility to save the country from this threat. It is the duty of all to save the country.”

According to news agency PTI, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav spoke to Mr Naidu over the phone yesterday and the latter will visit Delhi every week to speed up the process of uniting opposition parties.

NC leader and former CM of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah said, “Mr Pawar, Mr Naidu and I have united under the firm belief that the country is going through troubled times, as Mr Pawar highlighted, not just the people, but the institutions of this country are seeing trouble. We all must act, we have to save democracy. It is our duty, and that is why we have come together.”

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First published: 1 November 2018, 16:40 IST