Oppn parties to meet on Nov 22 to discuss anti-bjp platform: Naidu
VIJAYAWADA: Parties opposed to the rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Bjp)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre will get together for the first time on November 22 in an initiative to be spearheaded by the Congress to form an alternative political front ahead of general elections next year.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Ashok Gehlot made the announcement on Saturday. Gehlot visited Naidu at the latter’s residence in Amaravati as an emissary of Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss the specifics of the November 22 meeting.
“I have requested Rahulji to lead the initiative as a leader of the principal opposition party and he obliged,” Naidu told a joint press conference later, adding that Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi was the likely venue.
Naidu has been playing a leading role in efforts to cobble together an alternative to the NDA, which he quit in March.
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