Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday, called upon TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Banerjee’s residence in south Kolkata’s Kalighat.
The two chief ministers and leaders of opposition discussed the prospects of a post-poll alliance of the opposition parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the sources. The meeting lasted for about 45-minutes.
Earlier, on Saturday, Naidu had called upon Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi. According to sources, the post-poll scenario was the top agenda of the meeting between the two leaders. The TDP chief, on Friday, had met CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Aam Admi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Naidu has been trying to bring together Opposition parties even before the general elections commenced to take on the BJP, and to possibly stitch an alliance that would form the government if the BJP-led NDA falls short of the majority mark.
The Andhra Pradesh chief minister has said that he would welcome any party to be a part of an alliance against the BJP, once the election results are declared, including its bitter rival, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
“Will welcome any party for anti-BJP alliance, including TRS,” said Naidu.
Besides Gandhi, Naidu held meetings with Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav in Delhi. He had then flown down to Lucknow for meetings with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav.
(With IANS inputs)