Even after Exit Polls, Naidu meeting opposition leaders

TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has taken on a lead role to unite opposition parties and meeting several opposition leader since last few days, is seems to be not disturbed with Exit Polls giving massive victory for BJP-led NDA. He is continuing his efforts to bring a non-BJP government at the Center.In his efforts, he is expected to meet few opposition leaders.

The Chief Minister, who is predicted to be struggling to retain power back home in Andhra Pradesh, has been flying between Delhi and Lucknow over the last few days to touch base with top opposition leaders.

Naidu has already met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi twice and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi once. He met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati in Lucknow. In Delhi he met several leaders including Sharad Pawar, Sharad Yadav and Sitaram Yechuri.

A senior leader of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress said Naidu was expected to land shortly before 3 pm and was scheduled to meet the Bengal chief minister a little after 4 pm her Kalighat residence. “Both of them will hold talks on the strategies of opposition parties,” the TMC leader said.

Naidu’s proposal is that opposition parties should submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind declaring their intent to form a coalition government even before the votes are counted.

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