Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, who is planning to bring all non-BJP parties to a single platform, visit Delhi to meet Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders. Today afternoon AP CM Naidu met Rahul Gandhi. Calling it a ‘democratic compulsion’, Naidu said they have agreed in principle to unite. Both Mr Naidu and Mr Gandhi have joined the hands and planning to defeat BJP.
After an hour-long meeting with TDP President Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, “All opposition forces are going to work together to defend our country India and its institutions. We are not going into the past. We are going to talk about the present and the future. Chandrababu Naidu said, “We have to save the nation and the democracy.”
The main aim of Rahul Gandhi and Chandrababu Naidu is to defeat the BJP (Bhartiya Janatha Party). This will be the Congress’s 2nd key tie-up in the south. In May, the Congress party had tied up with former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal Secular to keep the BJP Bhartiya Janatha Party) out of power in Karnataka.
This is the second trip of Chandrababu Naidu to Delphi in less than a week. Recently we have reported that in Delhi Naidu met former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Dalit powerhouse Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
At the press conference, Chandrababu Naidu claimed that he was offered the post of Prime Minister twice, but he refused. He said time had come again for TDP to play key role in national politics.
This year, Chandrababu Naidu’s party quit the NDA over the Special Category Status issue. Since then, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has been a vocal opponent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chandrababu Naidu started his career as a youth Congress leader and later he became an MLA of the Congress party by winning the Chandragiri constituency in 1978. At the age of 28, he joined the T Anjaiah government and became a minister. After getting married with NT Rama Rao’s daughter Bhubaneswari in 1980, Chandrababu Naidu left Congress and joined his father-in-law party Telugu Desam Party (TDP).