Let’s forget our differences and come together to defeat BJP: Naidu

Let’s forget our differences and come together to defeat BJP: Naidu


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said he was confident that non-BJP parties would be overcome their differences and come together under a common platform to defeat the Modi Government “in order to save the nation, save the democracy and save the Constitution”

Talking to reporters here after an hour-long meeting with DMK working president  M K Stalin said that Congress would be the main anchor of the front which would include regional parties like the DMK, the TDP and Trinamool Congress among others.

He said Congress was the main opposition and it had a presence all over the country. ‘That is why I met Rahul Gandhi despite my differences with that party”

Replying to questions, he said the front would work out a common minimum programme and he would be calling a  meeting of leaders of all the parties ranged against BJP in New Delhi and  Stalin had agreed to take part.

Naidu also said  he was not a Prime Minister aspirant. “I am only a facilitator”.

He said the BJP Government had systematically undermined autonomous institutions like the CBI and the RBI to such an extent that the RBI Governor was contemplating putting in his papers.

The Government had undermined the judiciary and had the Income-Tax and the ED to malign the opposition. It had also used the office of the Governor to further its political ends, he charged..

He also said the economy was in doldrums and rupee was depreciating and unemployment was growing .Demonetisation was a “complete failure” and banks had stressed assets.

Finding encouraging response to his initiative, Naidu said strong leaders like Mamata and Stalin and Janata Dal (S) ;leaders Deve Gowda had agreed to join the front.

Stalin said he was the first to welcome Naidu’s meeting with Rahul Gandhi last week as this”anti-national, anti-secular government should go”