Vastavam web: Opposition parties will work together to defeat the BJP, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday in the presence of TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The parties will work to ensure that the attack on democratic institutions stops, Gandhi said after meeting Naidu, who is trying to unite opposition parties to take on the saffron party in the Lok Sabha elections next year. Gandhi said opposition parties will work together on most important issues, including unemployment and corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Naidu said he was in discussion with all political parties. “We will meet on a common platform and chalk out strategies,” he said. Responding to a question, he said, “You are interested in candidates, we are interested in the nation.” Naidu’s meeting with Gandhi comes amid seat-sharing talks between the two parties for the December 7 Assembly elections in Telangana.