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Naidu meets Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu, who is trying to unite opposition parties to take on the BJP in the elections next year, Thursday met his counterpart H D Kumaraswamy and former H D

Setting the stage for the revival of an united front against the BJP, Naidu claimed the mood of the nation was against the BJP-led NDA and soon an alliance would be formed with various regional parties.

Speaking to reporters after meeting and Kumaraswamy, Naidu said the initial steps for the formation of the alliance were yet to be finalised.

Once the modalities were fixed, programmes would be chalked out later, he said.

"I have spoken to Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav. I have met everybody. Tomorrow I am meeting (DMK president). We will decide how to take forward the alliance with consensus. It is an initial exercise. After that we will work together," he said.

Naidu, who had been a of Congress, was not averse to taking it along for the "grand alliance."

However, he ducked questions on their prime ministerial candidate.

"is a major opposition party," he said, pointing out that became with support of the from outside in 1996.

"... is a main anchor," Naidu added.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 18:55 IST