Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meets Rahul Gandhi, likely to call an opposition meeting on May 21st
Both Chandrababu Naidu and Congress leader discussed on the post-poll scenario and agrees to have a meeting read more...
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi and discussed plans to have a meeting of opposition parties on May 21, two days ahead of the Lok Sabha results to chalk out a post-poll alliance.
Naidu met Rahul before going out to West Bengal to attend public rallies in support of the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state, according to the sources.
In a brief meeting, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief is believed to have a discussion over the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) issue, the voting percentage in the currently held five-phase polling besides the Andhra assembly election developments, as the sources said.
The Lok Sabha elections are being held this time in seven phases. So far, polling in five phases is completed and the counting of votes will be done on May 23.
Naidu will meet West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee apart from attending her rallies on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Andhra Pradesh CM was in New Delhi to attend the Supreme Court hearing on a petition filed by all opposition parties to review its judgment rejecting 50 percent random physical verification of EVMs using VVPATs.
The apex court has dismissed the petition due to which the parties again met the Election Commission to press their demand.
The chances are that Mahagathbandhan will again evolve to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was done before also but later many parties left and now again, chances are to make a get together again.