Naidu hints at big conclave in Delhi
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said the time was ripe for anti-BJP forces to come together under the aegis of the Congress to save democracy.
Addressing the media following discussions with senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot in Amravati, he said it has been proposed to hold a larger conclave in New Delhi on November 22.
Mr. Naidu said he had met most leaders of like-minded parties and had convinced them to sink their differences for the common cause of fighting the BJP.
He would be soon calling on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as part of his efforts to take the initiative forward.
Many parties felt the need to mount an offensive against the BJP, but some might not be in a position to take a similar stand due to their compulsions, Mr. Naidu observed, and suggested to the disgruntled constituents of NDA to realise the consequences of sticking to the BJP-led coalition.
Also addressing the press, Mr. Gehlot said four-and-ahalf years of Mr. Modi’s rule had left the economy in tatters and destroyed the secular fabric.