TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu likely to call on Mamata

TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu likely to call on Mamata

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Kolkata, May 20: A day after the 7th-phase Lok Sabha poll ended on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu is expected to call on his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here on Monday, party sources indicated.

Ridiculing Sunday's exit poll predictions in which almost all the pollsters indicated Prime Minister Naredra Modi-led NDA government coming to power for second successive time, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said it was all gossip and aimed at diverting attention to replace the EVMs.

" I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together," she said adding, " Wait for May 23, the day when the results of 542 Lok sabha seats results will be out. "

Responding to this her TDP counterpart and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is expected to fly here this afternoon and meet Ms Banerjee at her Kalighat residence in south Kolkata. Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has been visiting across the country meeting most of the opposition leaders, including Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gndhi.

Mr Naidu, who also held joint campaign with Ms Banerjee, has been playing the role of a facilitator to bring all non-NDA opposition parties together and cobble a coalition if need arises in case of a hung verdict. After a meeting with the Congress president and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday, he had flown to Lucknow. (UNI)