Telugu Desam Party President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Deve Gowda in Bangalore today, following the Congress - JD (S) victory in majority seats in the by-elections. Chandrababu's meet assumes significance in the midst of the Yellow Party Chief uniting anti-BJP parties on a single platform and strengthening the alternative front.
"It is the necessity of all secular allies to come together to fight against NDA government and end its rule in 2019. We are happy that Chandrababu is here to again work out the best strategies to beat NDA government. Congress also has to cooperate to rout BJP in 2019 elections. I request Babu to move further in consolidating all parties," said Deve Gowda, speaking to media.
"Today is an unforgettable day to meet and unite with JD(S) once again. We need to unite once again to save public institutions from a grave threat. The BJP government is using ED and I-T to threaten and harass Opposition leaders. The Prime Minister is not responding on Rafale deal. Even minorities are feel insecure under the current government. Deve Gowda ji and Kumaraswamy has extended all cooperation," said Chandrababu Naidu., adding that he will be meeting M.K Stalin in Chennai tomorrow. "We will have a meeting with all partners on the way forward and arrive at a consensus in course of time," added Chandrababu.
"We will strengthen the allies which are part of Alternative Front. Chandrababu and Deve Gowda's political arithmetic is good and we believe 1996 political equation will be repeated," added Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy.
In consultations with Kumaraswamy and Deve Gowda today, Chandrababu was informed that the trends in Karnataka by polls had exhibited the growing anti-BJP sentiment among people.
Chandrababu has been trying to bring non-BJP parties together to take on the Narendra Modi government in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. In the last two weeks, he has met Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Mayawati, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, Sitaram Yechury, Arvind Kejriwal and others, trying to bring them all onto one platform. He has been in touch with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as well.