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Opposition parties to discuss anti-BJP front on Nov 22

IANS  |  Amaravati 

The first meeting of and other opposition parties will be held in New on November 22 to discuss formation of an anti-front, sources said.

This was decided during a meeting between and and senior on Saturday.

The meeting to be attended by Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu and leaders of other parties is also expected to discuss a common programme for the proposed front.

Naidu said he would meet and West Bengal on November 19-20 in Kolkatta to invite her to join the proposed non-front.

The told reporters that he was already in touch with Banerjee, but would personally meet her to invite her to join the efforts for opposition unity. He would also invite her to the November 22 meeting.

Former and Janata Dal (Secular) H.D. Deve Gowda, and Arvind Kejriwal, Farooq Abdullah, and other leaders will also be invited to November 22 meeting.

Gehlot flew to Amaravati for a follow-up meeting with Naidu. The had met in on November 1 and they agreed to work together to bring together non-parties.

Intensifying his efforts to cobble together anti-BJP front, Naidu met Deve Gowda and DMK leaders over the last two days.

Addressing a joint news conference with Gehlot, Naidu targeted and BJP President saying they had ruined the secular, social and economic fabric of

"Both and ruined the country with their ego and adamant attitude," said Naidu, whose TDP walked out of BJP-led NDA in March this year.

Gehlot said the opposition parties were coming together to form a front to save democracy. He said there was an undeclared emergency in the country and all democratic institutions were being destroyed.



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 22:34 IST