Chandrababu Naidu meets Sharad Pawar & Sharad Yadav

Chandrababu Naidu meets Sharad Pawar & Sharad Yadav

Agency News

New Delhi, May 18: Ahead of counting of votes on May 23 for the ongoing Lok Sabha Election 2019, TDP Chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar and Loktantrik Janata Dal head Sharad Yadav here in what is being seen as part of efforts to discuss an anti- BJP front.

Mr Naidu, who has been holding meetings with leaders of several opposition parties over the past few days in an attempt to forge a secular non BJP front, met NCP chief Sharad Pawar here. Earlier on Saturday, the TDP chief met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence. Sources close to Mr Naidu said that he has asked Rahul Gandhi to have a strategy ready in case the ruling NDA falls short of numbers in this election.

The TDP chief has already held several rounds of discussions with various opposition leaders, including Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal and Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.

As p[art of his efforts to cobble together a coalition of opposition parties, Mr Chandrababu Naidu is likely be meeting Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati in Lucknow on Sunday. (UNI)