New Delhi, May 18 : In what could be seen as part of efforts to forge a secular alliance ahead of the counting of votes on May 23, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Friday.
Apart from Mr Naidu and Mr Kejriwal, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Sanjay Singh were also present in the meeting which was held at the Delhi Chief Minister's residence.
According to sources, both Mr Naidu and Mr Kejriwal discussed the political situation which is likely to emerge after the Lok Sabha polls results which will be declared on May 23.
However, the AAP said the meeting of Mr Naidu with Mr Kejriwal was a ''courtesy meeting''. Earlier in the day, Mr Naidu went to Election Commission and reiterated demands by the opposition parties on various issues including counting of 50 per cent of VVPAT along with EVMs.
Taking on the Commission, Mr Naidu said that the poll body's "decisions are very controversial, one sided, they are pro-establishment, pro-government". "The Commission is supporting the Government during the entire election period, it is very unfortunate", he added.
Mr Naidu also raised issues such as the Commission's decision to hold re-poll in Chadragiri Assembly segment in Andhra Pradesh. He alleged that the Commission was acting on the behest of YSRCP and they relieved West Bengal Home Secretary when he raised discrepancies in the conducting of polls. UNI