Vastavam web: Continuing his efforts to forge a grand alliance against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections, AP CM on Friday met DMK President M.K. Stalin and urged opposition parties to sink their differences in the interest of the nation and democracy. “We are all together in bringing parties on one platform. One or two may have differences of opinion. We (TDP) had differences with COngress for 40 years but at the same time now we are working how to bring together all.
Naidu said he had a meeting with former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda and Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Thursday and had a good meeting. “I am in touch with Mamata Banerjee and would be meeting her soon as part of these efforts,” he said. The TDP chief deftly avoided answering questions on who will be the face of the opposition grouping against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Replying to a question, Naidu said Rahul Gandhi is the Congress President and is the main anchor for the opposition against the BJP and his party has an all India presence. “We are regional parties. Even Mamata Banerjee is strong in West Bengal. I am strong in Andhra Pradesh. Deve Gowda is strong in Karnataka and Stalin is strong in Tamil Nadu,” he said. To another question, Naidu said he was not the face of the opposition grouping. “I am not an aspirant. I am only a facilitator. I will bring everybody together,” he said. On his part, Stalin said that he welcomes Naidu’s efforts to bring together opposition parties against the anti-people and communal government of Modi.